By JIDAUNA DARING
THE Interim Administrator, Plateau Publishing Corporation (PPC), Publishers of THE NIGERIA STANDARD and Sunday STANDARD Newspapers, Mrs. Yankat Wannang has stressed the need for more qualified doctors and other medical personnel’s in both government and private hospitals in Plateau State.
Mrs. Wannang stated this while playing host to members of Voice For Family Planning and Reproductive Health Centre (VFFPRHC) Plateau State in her office in Jos, last Friday.
She said that she was excited when she read the content of the letter written to her for the visit, saying that the visit was timely to the corporation as far as the content of the letter for the visit was concerned.
She said that the issue of one doctor to many patients should be seriously addressed in order to safe lives, adding that one of the corporation’s staff lost his wife as a result of child delivery at the Plateau Specialist Hospital Jos last Wednesday.
Mrs. Wannang added that their visit has challenged the management of the corporation to do more, especially in the area of educating its staff on the need to always have good child spacing through family planning.
She promised to partner with VFFPRHC adding that the request made for a space on the newspaper would be given the needed attention it deserves, particularly in the area of publicity.
Earlier in his remarks, chairman VFFPRHC, Professor Josiah Mutihir who was represented by Mrs. Racheal Hoga told the management of the corporation that the purpose of their visit was to seek for partnership with the organization in the area of publicity.
Prof. Mutihir said what they were doing at the centre is to ensure that Plateau people live healthy lives, stressing that a healthy society brings about development.
He said many women have died because of child delivery and emphasized on the need for married people to adopt child spacing through family planning, so as to allow especially the women to always rest.
Prof. Mutihir also thanked the Interim Administrator and her management staff for the warm reception accorded them during the visit.