Malaria infection increases at Kuchingoro IDP camp
Internally displaced persons at new Kuchingoro have complained about rising cases of malaria infection in the camp.
The camp secretary, Mr. Enoch Yohannah, said about 20 IDPs mostly women and children were in critical condition.
Mr. Yohannah who doubles as a primary healthcare giver in the camp attributed the current malaria infection among the IDPs to malnutrition and mosquito bites.
He said, “Because of poverty, majority of the IDPs most of whom live in makeshift tents could not afford a treated mosquito net to prevent themselves from mosquito bites, hence the resultant malaria infection rate.”
The camp secretary who expressed concern over drug shortage, said the camp depends on drugs donated by charity organisations to take care of the sick, stressing that currently, there were no drugs to cater for the adults.
He said, “Though about 80 IDP families were enrolled in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), access to services under the scheme was very problematic as they were not being given immediate attention.’’
While commending Pro Health and the T.Y. Danjuma Foundation for their concern over the wellbeing of the IDPs, Yohannah appealed to the government and other well-meaning Nigerians to extend their helping hands to the needy, especially the ailing IDPs.