Some residents of Bauchi State have decried the scarcity of Child Birth Spacing (CBS) commodities, especially condoms, in parts of the state, particularly Kafin Madaki.
The Ward Development Committee (WDC), Ganjuwa Local Government Council of Bauchi, made this observation known, on Monday.
The WDC Chairman, Mr. Mustpha Ibrahim, made the observation when Bauchi State Public Health Media Network visited Kafin Madaki Primary Healthcare Center (PHC).
Ibrahim attributed the out of stock of CBS commodities in Kafin Madaki PHC to high demand of by men in the area.
He said that husbands especially, were becoming considerate in respect to quality and healthy lifestyle.
“Husbands openly discuss CBS and go to facilities to access services, especially condoms.
“The person in charge told me during a meeting that condoms finish first out of other CBS commodities because men are coming for the services.
“CBS is well accepted because we have parents coming for premarital counseling with intended couples. Our volunteers are conducting house to house for the success of CBS,” he said.
The WDC chairman appealed to the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency to avail the health centre with CBS commodities to avoid unplanned pregnancies.
Earlier, the deputy in charge of PHC Kafin Madaki, Mr Sani Usman, said that no fewer than 60 CBS clients access the services monthly.
Usman said that in October, the facilities were out of stock of child birth spacing commodities.
“In October, PHC were out of stock but this is because of an increase in the number of clientele recorded,” Usman said.
He noted that some challenges encountered with CBS were because the new clients experience minor side effects and the officials still counseled them appropriately.