Opinion: Honourable Armaya’u Abdulkadir giving hope to sickle cell patients- By AY Support Group
Honourable Armaya’u Abdulkadir giving hope to sickle cell patients
Sickle cell anemia leads to a host of complications, including stroke, pulmonary hypertension, acute chest syndrome, organ damage, blindness, leg ulcers, pregnancy complications among others both in the young and elderly.
To address this, Honourable Armaya’u Abdulkadir, member representing Dutsin-ma/Kurfi Federal Constituency has embark on monthly free distribution of sickle cell drugs since the earlier days of his assumption into office. To the surprise of many, the lawmaker went further to making the distribution twice-a-month (i.e every 2 weeks) aimed at giving a living hope to people battling with the disease.
It is also known that other people from neighboring local government areas visit the Dutsin-ma general hospital for the collection of said free drugs.
Report has it that the honorable member has on this alone spent about 4 million nairas, spending almost two hundred thousand naira for two weeks distribution.
There is no doubt that this is indeed the representation needed especially at this trying time that the common man needs a shoulder to lean on, and Honourable AY has been that shoulder on which many are leaning.