By Aisha Ahmed
Kano – The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, on Tuesday said the state government would continue to support and provide medication to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Abubakar gave the assurance on Tuesday while presenting materials and drugs worth millions of naira to the State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA).
He said that the Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration would also provide quality healthcare services to the citizens of the state.
The deputy governor urged health facilities in the state to ensure proper utilisation of the materials and drugs.
The items distributed include 52 laptop computers to monitoring and evaluation officers and three new vehicles.
Other items are anti-retroviral drugs and consumables, 16 blood bank refrigerators, solar powered reagents and systems, safeguard equipment and 75,000 rapid test kits.
Also, Dr Bashir Usman, the Director-General of the agency, commended the state government and the World Bank for their efforts toward improving the living standard of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Usman said that the centre would ensure effective utilisation of the items.