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Blame Kaduna State Primary Health Care Board For “Out of Stock Consumables” In Health Facilities– KADHSMA

The Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency, North West Nigeria, has exonerated Self from the prevailing Out of Stock of Consumables at primary health care facilities in the State.

Rather, the blame should be put at the doorstep of the State Primary Health Care Board which has failed to carry out the distribution haven been informed to do the needful since June 2022.

The Executive Secretary, KADHSMA, Aisha Isyaku made the assertion Thursday, while receiving an advocacy group of CSOs on fact finding visit to the Agency.

The visit to the Agency by the group was prompted by the “gaps in supplies” discovered at primary health centres across the State


The KADHSMA Executive Secretary said though the agency was facing challenges of logistics in the discharge of its mandates, it was doing its best to meet the required services and with the integrated primary health care.

Responding, Dr, Suleiman Tanko who stood in for the Chairman, Family Health Advocates in Nigeria Initiative, Alhaji Bala Muhammed Tijjani, stressed the need for synergy by the two government agencies in working out mortalities to arrest the situation.

Contributing, Hajia Amina Kazaure described the meeting as an eye opener which had provided the group with the realities on ground.

While commending the health supplies agency for opening up, Hajia Amina expressed the hope that the Agency would keep to its promise.

She argued that no matter the number of facilities in place, if there were no drugs, it made no sense.

The Executive Secretary later took the team round the Medical Stores including a Testing Laboratory being set up for efficacy.

Members of the advocacy group were drawn from the Family Health Advocates in Nigeria Initiative, FHANI, Maternal and Child Health Centres, MCHCs, Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism, KADMAM, Open Government Partnership, OGP and Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria, FOMWAN.

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