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TY Foundation Deploys 12 Paramedics To Taraba LGs

The TY Danjuma Foundation yesterday said it had posted 12 health personnel to help rural dwellers in Takum and Wukari council areas of Taraba.
Mrs. Funmi Ajalla, the State Co-coordinator of the foundation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Takum that the paramedics used motorcycles to get to the remote areas.
She said that the foundation, in conjunction with Riders for Health, a Non-Governmental Organisation, initiated the programme, which would provide medical assistance to people in the rural areas.
Ajala said the paramedics had undergone rigorous training on conveying vaccines to rural areas and treating sick persons who could not access public hospitals.
“Many people are dying by the day because they cannot access public health facility that are mostly found in urban centres.
“When you see pregnant women who bleed to death due to these problems, then you will understand why this initiative is very important,” she said.
The co-coordinator said that the programme, which already recorded success in Lau and Zing areas, would soon be expanded to cover the entire 16 council areas of the state.
She expressed optimism that the high rate of maternal mortality in the area, would drastically be reduced if the programme was properly executed.
Also speaking, the Country Director, Riders for Health, Kayode Ajayi, said that the organization would continue to work with the foundation to bring succour to the people of the state.
NAN reports that the foundation had placed the paramedics on daily allowance for fuelling and maintenance of their motorcycles.(NAN)

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