April 20, 2024

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Katsina government increases 2021 budget for malaria prevention, by 25%

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The Katsina State Government, has increased its budget for the year 2021 by 25%, to Combat Malaria parasites in the state.

The State Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Danja, who said this during a press briefing to mark this year’s World Malaria Day, added that Long Lasting Insecticide Mosquito Nets are also being distributed, to replace the old ones given out free three years ago.

With this year’s rainy season finally settling in Katsina, Yakubu Danja, said that the state government will not relent in its efforts to fight the scourge.

Danja explained that, government policy, included provision of testing and treatment of malaria free to all citizens adding that the poorest of the poor in the society will benefit.

According to the Health Commissioner, “we have also provided free insecticide-treated nets through campaigns, and distributed routinely to women attending the antenatal care and children, during the routine immunization.”

The commissioner also noted that, pregnant women attending the Antenatal Care, are given free antimalarial drugs, while children under the age of 5 years, are also given drugs during the peak period of the rainy season, to prevent malaria fever.

Danja added that health facilities have been renovated and upgraded in the State, while training institutions are created and operated, to improve the quality of training and the number of students being admitted.

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