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Enugu gives free health care to nursing mothers

Enugu gives free health care to nursing mothers

No fewer than 2500 nursing mothers are benefiting from a free medical care in Enugu State under the auspices of Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders Initiatives,CNDI. The CNDI Chairman, Dr. Muideen Owolabi Bakare, who briefed newsmen, yesterday, said the programme was taking place in Enugu and Lagos simultaneously.

He disclosed that the programme, taking place in two designated centres- St Patrick’s Hospital, Asata Enugu and Government Health Centre, Abakpa, was being supported by the Department for International Development, DFID. Bakare, a Consultant Psychiatrist, said the programme titled “Tracking Maternal Depression and Child Growth,” is focused on “identifying women with signs and symptoms of post-partum depression when they bring their children to immunization clinics at Primary Healthcare level.”

He further hinted that within the programme “interventions would be provided for women with signs and symptoms of post-partum depression identified at immunization clinics in primary healthcare level.” Read more

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