CBS: NGO Urges Clients to Access Services in Primary Healthcare Centres


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  Focal Person of a non-governmental organisation, Development Communication (DevCom), Miss Elizebeth Carr, has advised those seeking services on Child Birth Spacing (CBS) in Bauchi, to also patronise  Primary Health Care Centres in the state.

Speaking in Bauchi on Monday during a meeting with members of  Bauchi State  Public Health Media Network (BSPHMN), Carr said the advice was prompted by the lull in activities in tertiary hospitals occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to her, some client might not be aware that CBS services can be rendered in primary hospitals, as such found it difficult to continue with doses prescribed.

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She urged journalists to educate CBS clients on the opportunities available that would ensure that they did not interrupt doses prescribed.

“Journalists should sensitise clients accessing services in tertiary health institutions, such as the Teaching Hospital and Bauchi Specialists Hospital, so they will know that they can have a complete dose and prevent unwanted pregnancies.

”This will go a long way in preventing clients from being exposed to other health challenges,” she said.

On his part, the Secretary of the Network, Mr Ishiola Michael, encouraged media practitioners to expand their reportage on other ailments bedevilling members of the society.

He equally advised members of the Network to seek medical attention if they felt unwell, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic period.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that members of the Network are drawn from the Print, Broadcast and Online media organisations, as well as bloggers across Bauchi  State.

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