Mobile clinics provided for IDPs, orphans in Kaduna

Asma'u Halilu.

A mobile clinic in an IDP camp

Initiative for Muslim Women of Nigeria has provided a mobile clinic to support orphans, the vulnerable and children in camps for the internally displaced.

The mobile clinic was established to give health support to the vulnerable, orphans and children in IDPs residing in Urban areas of Kaduna State.

Speaking with newsmen in Kaduna, the leader of the Muslim Women Group, Hajiya Rabi’atu Sufyan said after wide consultations, the group found out that the category of people to be rendered health support suffer from malnutrition and many other health related ailments.

“We went round the twenty three LGAs of Kaduna State particularly where displaced persons are camped and found out that children lack health support. We have kick started this programe with Zone one and intent to expand it to other senatorial districts in due course,” she explained.

Hajiya Rabi’atu said that the programe was in collaboration with major stakeholders in the health sector.

“There are about 17 Doctors and 20 nurses working with us, adding that, we have vehicles and ambulances that are well equipped with standard laboraties to conduct tests on the sick,” she stated.

The Director of Planning of the Muslim Women group, Fatima Mohammad said the doctors and nurses working with the group also use their personal vehicles to reach out to the affected people as most of them reside in the outskirts of town.

She¬† added that ” we have decided to support the vulnerable, orphans and children in IDPs because of the insufficient health facilities in the state”.

A parent, Malam Isa Abdullahi Ikara who is a beneficiary, commended the women for the initiative and urged government to grant them support.