The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has inaugurated Inter-Ministerial Committee on the establishment of the National Obstetric Fistula Centres in Nigeria towards ensuring the reduction of Obstetric Fistula cases.
Director, Media and Public Relations of the Ministry Boade Akinola, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja.
Akinola said the Federal Government had designated three 3 facilities located in Kaduna, Bauchi and Ebonyi States as National Obstetric Fistula centres for prevention, treatment, training and research.
She quoted Adewole as saying that the National Centres were expected to provide technical backstopping as well as act as referral centres to the several health facilities where fistula cases were diagnosed in the six geopolitical zones.
The minister said government was working relentlessly to ensure availability of functional Primary Health Care centres, skilled birth attendants, as some of the preventive measures against obstetric fistula.