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Thursday, September 13, 2012

N5,000 ANTENATAL ALLOWANCE ......

The Federal Government has concluded plans to pay women who attend antenatal clinics the sum of N5,000 as part of efforts to battle the menace of high maternal mortality rates.



The South-west Zonal Coordinator of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency. Dr 0ladimeji Olayinka, disclosed this at the training of 180 midwives in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday.
 
The agency, which is under the Federal Ministry of Health, is implementing the new primary healthcare project under the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).
 
It handles several intervention projects for the Federal Government.
 
Olayinka explained that the agency will pay the amount to every pregnant woman that registers for antenatal at the primary health centres in four instalments.
 
Describing it as "conditional cash transfer," the zonal coordinator explained that beneficiaries will receive N1, 000 twice during antenatal, receive N2, 000 at childbirth and another N1, 000 after childbirth to enable them apply the financial aid at different stages of need including receiving immunization.
 
He said the initiative is aimed at helping to improve maternal health and to reduce mortality rate in the country.


#I hope the rural dispensaries are in good condition to start with......its not by N5k ohhhh

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