No fewer than 30 pregnant women among the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP’s, from Bama Local Government Area of Borno State have so far given birth within the last four months, with another set of 20 almost due to deliver.
The victims are currently in one of the internally displaced persons camps in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
The Chairman Committee on the IDP’s at the Government Girls Secondary School Maiduguri camp, Alhaji Babagana Mahmoud, disclosed in an interview on Friday, December 19, 2014 that the women who gave birth were among the 4,200 persons who escaped from Bama when Boko Haram during the insurgent’s invasion.
He revealed that the state government had set up a committee on maternal care delivery and provided health kits and ambulance vehicles in the various camps to assist women in resolving complicated cases.
Mahmoud said, “We have health workers who always see to the health needs of our IDP’s. That is why we hardly record any case of complications among pregnant women.
“The ambulance is always there to rush them to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital to enable them get proper health care.
“We have also successfully separated the sick IDP’s from the ones that are not sick in the camp to avoid outbreak of diseases like cholera and diarrhea among others. “