The Katsina State Government says it has introduced a special free medical treatment for children, pregnant women and sickle-cell patients in the state.

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State made the disclosure when he received APC women supporters groups in Katsina on Monday.

“All children under five years will enjoy free medical treatment in all government hospitals."

“All pregnant women and sickle-cell patients will receive free medical treatment in government hospitals."

“Pregnant women that goes to labour will deliver their babies free of charge as government has provided the required delivery materials at the maternity wards in the state,” he said.

Masari said that the state government had employed no fewer than 500 medical personnel with the aim of providing quality medical services across the state.

“We have also rehabilitated and renovated five hospitals with the aim of reducing the suffering of patients that attend public hospitals,” the governor said.

Masari said the state government had granted soft loan to more than 5,000 women in the state with the aim of reducing poverty among women in the state.

Earlier, one of the women leaders, Hajiya Zainabu Daura, said that the women were in Government House to identify with the state government.

Daura called on Masari to initiate programmers that would assist the women to be self-reliant.

She said that many women were in dire need of support from the state government to continue with their scale businesses.