The Katsina State Government has said that the state is now rated as the second lowest in HIV prevalence with a declined from 1.4 to 0.3 per cent of the total population.
This was disclosed on Friday by the commissioner for Health, Nuhu Yakubu Danja, while briefing journalists on the achievement of the APC administration under Governor Aminu Bello Masari from inception of office in 2015.
According to him, “The state agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS has also recorded remarkable achievements as the state HIV prevalence has declined from 1.4 per cent to 0.3 per cent in general population; second lowest across the country.
“Distribution of food items to 29 support groups, purchase of laboratory reagents for the conduct of chemistry and haematology tests, procurement of rapid HIV test kits and consumables have also been sustained.”
He further explained that the present government had been up and doing in ensuring that the people have adequate health facilities, adding that N4.6 billion has been earmarked for the rehabilitation, upgrading and remodelling of eight general hospitals with the view to improve the quality of healthcare services in the state.