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Nasarawa govt, organisation to provide mental healthcare to vulnerable

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 Nasarawa govt organisation to provide mental healthcare to vulnerable
Nasarawa govt, organisation to provide mental healthcare to vulnerable

1 The Nasarawa State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Christofeel Blinden Mission (CBM) International to provide mental healthcare services to the vulnerable in three local government areas of the state.

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2 Mr Ahmed Yahaya, the Commissioner for Health who made the announcement on Friday in Lafia, said that the MoU was to provide healthcare interventions for the vulnerable in  Awe, Keana and Obi local government areas.

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3 Yahaya explained that the interventions would be on mental health, eye care, reproductive healthcare services, Water Sanitation and Hygiene and livelihoods.

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4 He lauded CBM International for its intervention to ameliorate the hardship of the vulnerable and assured the public that all equipment donated would be utilised optimally.

5 The commissioner also promised to deploy consultants and other senior doctors to Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) in the benefiting local government areas to attend to cases being handled by CBM International team.

6 He added that healthcare services is one of the topmost priority of the Gov. Abdullahi Sule-led administration, saying that the ministry would partner any organisation willing to better the health of the citizenry.

7 Similarly, Dr Ibrahim Alhassan, Director Public Health at the ministry of Health, commended CBM International for their intervention which has positively impacted in the lives of the vulnerable internally displaced persons.

8 He said that the CBM International had deployed equipment and personnel to handle cases of mental health at primary health centres in the affected areas.

9 Earlier, Fwangshak Guar, team leader of CBM International, expressed gratitude to Nasarawa State Government for the partnership and the enabling environment to operate.

10 He explained that the group is using general hospital Obi as a centre of their activities to handle referral cases from all communities in the benefiting local government areas.

11 The CBM International team leader said they have trained 300 medical personnel from the benefiting local government areas and equipped them with the requisite knowledge to sustain the programme even after the expiration of the project in the state.

12 He therefore said that all the equipment to be donated would be domicile at General Hospitals Obi, their referral centre and appealed to the state government to sustain the programme after their departure.

13 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commissioner for health signed the MoU on behalf of the state government while
Fwangshak Guar, team leader of the group signed for them.

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