Wife of Katsina state governor, Hadiza Masari has advised pregnant women and nursing mothers in the state to take seriously the issue of visiting hospitals for antenatal care to prevent the rising cases of maternal mortality.
Mrs Masari gave the charge when she paid a condolence visit to some quadruplets who lost their mother in Malumfashi just a few days after delivery.
TVC News Katsina Correspondent, Awwal Ibrahim reports that our crew had earlier visited the woman a day before her death with medical staff insisting that she was recuperating despite some obvious signs of ill-health.
Since the unfortunate deaths, sympathisers have been visiting Malumfashi general hospital to condole with the unfortunate family while also offering assistance to the husband and father of the deceased.
TVC News investigation revealed that the deceased had a history of life-threatening multiple pregnancies but was often prevented from accessing antenatal or medical care despite the proximity of a secondary health facility to her village.
The Husband who has four wives and twenty-five children said he is yet to see reasons why he should allow his wives to attend antenatal care in hospitals.
But in what seems to be a bitter lesson, the daughter of the deceased who is now a mother of three, appealed to all pregnant and nursing mothers to start attending antenatal care.
World Health Organisation’s figures show that in every one hundred thousand live births in Nigeria, more than eight hundred women lose their lives due to poor access to healthcare facilities.