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Published On: Mon, Jul 2nd, 2018

Journalists want service providers on child spacing trained

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From Femi Oyelola Kaduna

Journalists under the auspice of issue of Child Birth Spacing Media Forum has called fort training and retraining of service providers in child birth spacing in other to provide effective services.
They stated this during a meeting held in Kaduna yesterday The meeting also frowned at several cases of failed child spacing, and the negative impact it is having on the campaign which the forum is championing.
The Forum gave example of a client who was accessing the service at the Sabon Tasha General Hospital in Chikun Local Government Area , but took in six months after being delivered of a baby.
She was said to have experienced bleeding shortly after the insertion of one of the methods of child spacing.
When she was said to have visited the hospital in Sabon Tasha and complained of bleeding, the service provider told her it was normal, without providing any treatment or even checking her.
“Training of those to handle the clients required and it costs money.
“If you are sending a service provider to go and supervise, who takes care of the transportation, accommodation and other logistics? ” a member of the forum said.
The forum noted that it was important that service providers from the 530 service points for family planning in the state are trained and retrained.

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