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.
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