NGO to generate data on sickle cell patients in Bauchi



 Mrs Fatima Bayero, Founder, Sickle Cell Self Help Initiative, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), says it has concluded plans to establish a data bank for sickle cell patients in Bauchi State.

Bayero, who stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Bauchi, said initiative was statistics for future planning.

She said that has set up structures in 20 local government areas of state, to fast track data capture of persons living with the disease.

According to her, is also sensitising people to prevent recurrence of sickle cell births in communities.

She, however, decried low access to subsidised drugs in health facilities across state.

organisation is planning to generate data on patients for easy planning. rainy season is most difficult for them.

data will provide proper solutions to issues around sickle cell,” she said.

Bayero said that prevalence rate of sickle cell should be checked through collaborative efforts of stakeholders to eliminate disease in state and country. (NAN)