Absence of medical facilities threatens infants’ health in Plateau IDP camps
Internally Displaced Camps in Plateau state is gradually becoming a threat to victims of the crisis in the state especially infants between the ages one month and five years old who have been reported to be coming down with diarrhea.
Saphira Global Center For Social Development; Voice For the Girl Child Foundation; Damark Pharmacy and African Child; and Mother Care Safety Initiative, four of the several Non-Governmental Organisations working in the Plateau told NAN reporters that the camp is becoming an eyesore and victims are becoming vulnerable to contacting all kind of diseases.
“There is practically absence of basic amenities at the various camps, and so making the displaced persons fall prey to all kinds of diseases.“When we got information that children at various camps are vomiting and passing watery stool, we swung into action to arrest the situation.
“We assembled a team of medical professionals, who diagnosed most of the children and discovered it is diarrhea,” the NGO quartet said.
Mrs Mildred Bako spokesperson of the NGO’s said they were trying hard to provide medical facilities in their own little way, while calling for donations from government agencies and good hearted individuals.