Kano State Government Warns Health Workers To Stop Charging HIV/AIDS Patients

The Kano State government has warned health workers to desist from charging clients for any HIV and AIDS services ranging from consultation and testing to medication.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, gave the warning on Wednesday when he declared open a three-day training workshop on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and AIDS, HIV Testing services, Infections Prevention and Control as well as data collection held concurrently for Bichi and Dawakin Tofa zones of the state.

Tsanyawa said the training was part of the state government’s commitment to improving health service delivery across the 44 local government areas.

He urged the trainees to share the knowledge they would acquire from the workshop with other staff members in their work places.

Earlier, the Director-General, of the State Agency for the Control of Aids, Dr. Sabitu Y. Shu’aibu Shanono, said the training was the second of its kind to be conducted in less than a year with two persons in each cluster and from 200 health facilities as part of the efforts to check the spread of the disease and improve healthcare delivery.

Shu’aibu enjoined the public to know their HIV/ and AIDS status, especially those intending to marry, before contracting such relationships, and pregnant women requiring antenatal care “so that we can achieve the United Nation targets to end the disease infection by 2030.

Support Our Journalism

There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.

Donate Here

Of course, we want our exclusive stories to reach as many people as possible and would appreciate it if you republish them. We only ask that you properly attribute to HumAngle, generally including the author's name, a link to the publication and a line of acknowledgement. Contact us for enquiries or requests.

Contact Us

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Translate »