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Amazing! Kaduna community where women prefer to give birth during dry season

As part of our developmental journalism, the Nigerian Pilot weekend, North West chief, Gabriel Udeh takes another voyage to another community in Kaduna state,Ungwan Jatau, in Kaduna where women prefer to give birth in dry season due to non available health care facility for their medical needs, until a new primary health care is undergoing construction by senator Shehu sani after concerted media reports about the plight of the people.

Ungwar Jatau, is a community located behind National Teachers Institute, NTI, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, North western Nigeria. The community is about 7 kilometers to Rigachikum, a community of peace loving people.

With a high population of the inhabitants and a large number in the majority of the settlers who are Gbagyis by tribe, these group of settlers are predominantly local farmers, while their women are into petty businesses, with majority mostly as professional house wives

Ungwan Jatau community has been in existence for hundreds of years, but they lack basic heath amenities. Not even a primary health centre, PHC can be said is established to take of the simple health ailments of the people. A PHC appear to be one of the greatest challenges of the resident in the area for many years until recently when one sprang up due to the efforts of Senator Shehu Sani.

The district head of the community Musa Gadani told the Nigerian Pilot weekend, when the paper visited the community that,”Today is the greatest day in the history of the village and the people of Unguwan Jatau, because for many years back, before the construction of this Primary health care, many pregnant women prefer giving birth during dry season than in rainy season due to the bad nature of the road which usually lead to so-many miscarriage among our women.

He said, we are really grateful to almighty God for the Good job done by senator Shehu Sani for constructing such a big PHC building which is for the community people, and also for the neighboring villages and it is an effort by the senator to fight maternal and infants death in the rural area.

”We don’t know how to express our happiness to the senator for constructing such a huge modern PHC in the village ,because he has done what we never thought someone could do for us for many years ,” Gadani noted

According to him “we never thought of having such a health structure in this local community, but we are simply saying May Almighty God bless him , and we are ready for him in 2019,because we believe in him”

The village head further pointed that they never thought of benefitting anything from Nigerian politicians, simply because they have been deceiving them for many years ago, also stating that, they never thought of someone coming to their village to construct such a good structure for the women and children.

He told this paper further that years back, many women have suffered a lot when it comes to the issues of going to hospital for anti-natal or any medical checkup,

According to the district head, very few people in the community have motorcycles and bicycles, he said, adding that due to long distance barriers for accessing health facilities from the village to town many preferred using traditional ways ,while very few accept going to hospital for delivery as a result of series of challenges associated with health in the village

The lack of social amenities and other infrastructures facilities in the area which includes, road, electricity, water, youths unemployment etc, are numerous but important factors disturbing development in the entire villages that are sharing neighborhood with Unguwan Jatau

The district head said, we must thank the journalists (Nigerian Pilot Weekend) inclusive that visited the community some years back in which they looked into the critical challenges of health matters disturbing the women and children in the community.” Indeed this is part of their contribution which attracted the senator to construct the PHC for us” he said

He said, the journalists brought the awareness about the peoples existence in this village and others around and stated that “glory be to God, we have seen changes today”

Speaking to this paper, Mrs. Christiana Zachariah the women leader of the community, expressed happiness the health facility

She said God has a way of blessing any one that does something to save humanity,

Christiana disclosed that before the arrival of the health centre, most women in the village had suffered badly ,adding that most of them usually spend 2 to 3 hours on the road due to the bad nature of the road to go to hospital.

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