920,000 Contraceptives During Covid-19 Lockdown in Niger State
Niger State Ministry of Health and Hospital Services during the lockdown distributed over 920,000 different kinds of contraceptives as part of its Family Planning Programme to avoid unwanted pregnancy.
According to the State Coordinator of Family Planning, Mrs. Docas Dalhatu who made this known at the TCI/ The Challenge Initiative Media Roundtable with the theme; ‘Maintaining Demand for Family Planning Commodities During Covid -19 Lockdown’. In Minna said that 920,632, 000 different types of contraceptives were distributed to public health service providers in the 25 local government councils in the state.
She added that the seat at home order had brought couples together consistently hence the high demand for sex.
The Coordinator noted that family planning commodities distributed within the Covid-19 includes; 11,000 Jadelle, 14,760 Microgyen, 15,000 Nonis, 77,600 vias of Depo, 796,000 Male condoms, 3,072 cycle of Micolit and 3,200 pieces of Sayana pess making it a total of
920,632, 000 distributed.
Mrs. Dalhatu noted that during the period under review the state health facilities requested for more Family Planning Commodities due to higher demand, therefore family planning should not be stopped as government ordered for the supply of the commodities.
She further called for continued media support in educating, informing and enlightening the general public on the need to adopt family planning especially on its benefits to the health of women, family and the entire society.
She pointed out that it’s better to save lives through training and educating the youths and adolescent to prevent untimely death through self abortion due to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy which can lead to children that will grow without love and becomes nuisance in the society.