Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Health Outreach to Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Health Outreach to Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

Rhowi in collaboration with Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital


Persons living with SCI have many lifetime health concerns, including pain; pressure ulcers; respiratory complications; spasm; bowel and bladder problems; depression and sexual concerns, among several other medical problems. Patients with SCI also can be affected by irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, blood clots and autonomic dysreflexia (where the body produces a life-threatening reflex reaction to an injury below the site of the spinal cord injury). More so lack of access to daily medical supplies makes life undoubtedly unbearable because its either the products are too expensive or scarce. This immensely contributes to the daily living challenges of living with spinal cord injury. The assistive devices needed are not easily sourced and which would have made life easier.
The doctors in Barau Dikko every end of the year have medical outreach to various communities in Kaduna State but this time around through minimal efforts they agreed to include spinal cord injury survivors in Kaduna State which took place at the family health department of the hospital . Health issues were discussed and participants asked questions and were answered by the specialists which included pharmacists , nurses ,physiotherapists, family health doctors,Nutritionist . Lunch was served and various daily consumables and drugs were dispensed.
Dr Amina Muhktar
Team Lead Barau Dikko Health Outreach Project

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