Kano State House of Assembly has received a Private Member Bill in its plenary session which was presided over on Tuesday by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Engineer Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari.
The Private Member Bill was jointly presented to the House by Hon Pharmacist Magaji Dahiru Zarewa, Deputy Majority Leader and Member representing Rogo Constituency, and Hon. Comrade Musa Ali Kachako, Member representing Takai Constituency.
The Bill which is on Free Maternal and Child Healthcare (FMCH)was read before the House on the floor of the Chamber
After deliberations, the bill was laid before the House and it was later committed to the House for further Legislative actions.
Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Pharmacist Magaji Dahiru Zarewa said the bill when passed into law, will address the rampant cases of child mortality and would take care of pregnant women from conception to delivery
Also, fielding questions from journalists, Dr. Ibrahim Zikirullah, the Executive Director of the Resource Center for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) said such a private member bill is really a welcome development as when passed into law would surely assist a lot in reducing child mortality as well as free maternal services from antenatal to postnatal levels
He applauded the Members who presented the Bill to the House as well as the Members of the House for their tolerance, understanding, and foresight in making relevant Laws for the betterment of the people of the State, adding that the bill would address the impending cases of mortality among pregnant women.
Dr. Ibrahim appealed to the Members to expedite actions for a speedy passage of the Bill for the overall development of the State.
He said the pregnant women and children are currently receiving free medical care under the executive order of the State, pointing out that such a move would no doubt help a lot in saving the lives of the children in the state.
The House adjourned sitting to 28/12/2022.