The Network of People Living with HIV/Aids in Nigeria ( NEPWHAN), an NGO, has began door-to-door delivery of Antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs to members who cannot access health facilities due to the lockdown.
Mr Bala Samaila, NEPHWAN Kaduna Coordinator, told newsmen on Wednesday in Kaduna that because of the lockdown, many people have not been able to get their ARVs refill.
“We are doing this because some of our members are weak, some are elderly and some are sick and can’t come to the facilities for thier drugs.
“They need to take ARVs 24/7 and they need food to improve their health.
“The delivery of the ARVs is supported by CHIP, an NGO.
” We are calling on the state government to assist us with vehicles for easy movement.
” We are also calling on the state government to include our members as beneficiaries of its palliative measures because we are the most vulurenable groups in the state,” he said.