A total of 36 patients from Zamfara suffering from Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) benefited from the free treatment programme offered by the Federal Ministry of Health.
Hajiya Rakiya Gummi VVF coordinator in the state disclosed this on Thursday in Gusau in an interview with the press
She said that a team of doctors from Federal Ministry of Health led by Dr. Hassan Warra had been in the state in the last three weeks, during which they repaired the 36 cases.
She said that all the beneficiaries had finished receiving treatment and had been discharged from hospital.
Gummi urged the beneficiaries to continue to visit the hospital for medical advice.
`’We also advise them not to have sexual intercourse with their husbands until after six months when they are expected to have recuperated,” she said.
The coordinator commended the federal government for the gesture.
She also commended the state government for assisting the beneficiaries with food and medicine while receiving treatment.