Group Expresses Concern Over Increasing Cases Of Sickle Cell In Bauchi



By Amina Ahmed


Mrs Fatima Bayero, Founder, Sickle Cell Self-Help Initiative,a Non-Governmental Organisation, has expressed concern over 51 additional cases of sickle cell anemia patients recorded in the state from January to August 2023.


Bayero stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Bauchi.


According to her, the statistic were generated from health centre s which include Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital and Bauchi State Specialist Hospital, Bauchi.


Others are: State Low-Cost primary Health Centre and Women and Child Health Centre, all in the state capital.


She said that records revealed that in 2022, the state had recorded 8,787 patients over time.


She said that the figures were alarming, disheartening and could pose threat to public health in the state.


Bayero explained that the disease has social and economic impacts on the people and life-threatening.


Bayero called on the state government to declare a…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria