The House committee Chairman on Health and Member representing Irigwe/Rukuba ,Hon .Simon Kudos has decried the high rate of maternal mortality in rural communities where many pregnant women lost their lives for lack of good health care facility.
He disclosed that rural killer diseases are preventable if only government provide drugs and the people maintain clean environment good hygiene .
Kudos stated this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent at the Plateau House of Assembly complex in Jos.
He added that the few existing clinics and dispensary are always under lock due lack of drugs for patients who are abandon to died during the night hours .
Hon Simon Kudos reiterated that all the local government primary health care clinic are just mire consulting rooms ,therefore no facility and no personnel in the rural areas .
According to him, many pregnant women who are just infected with malaria cannot access drugs because most of the health personnel don’t live in the rural areas due to lack of social amenities so in the night when they are down with serious fever most of them lost their lives as a result of it.
He decried that government have abandoned rural health sector and we are appealing to the present government to provide adequate drugs and recruit more health personnel.
Hon. Kudos said the best government can do now is to equip those clinic with drugs to reduce high rate of maternal mortality.
He said there are a lot of challenges in the rural health care delivery and most clinic are operating without the qualify staffs the only problem is that most of hospital building spread in many constituencies are suffering from inadequate manpower.
Kudos lamented the level of poverty and lack awareness had push Nigerian into looking for herbal remedy which one herbs treat several illness .
Adding that as a member his duty is protect live and legislate on issues that will promote the wellbeing of the people of his constituent.
Kudos appealed to federal and state government to create more enlightenment campaign to guide our country democracy.
He expressed concern on how politicians troupe into government offices disturbing day proceeding.