HealthNewsNigeriaHepatitis Claims 28 Lives In Doma South, Nasarawa State-Lawmaker

The member representing Doma South in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) Musa Abubakar Ibrahim has raised an alarm that Hepatitis is ravaging his constituency with a mortality rate of twenty-eight persons from October 2023 to date as a result of Hepatitis.

Ibrahim gave the horrifying figure in a motion during a plenary in Lafia on Monday, urging the government to take urgent action to address the situation and improve healthcare in rural areas.

“Mr Speaker and my colleagues, there is a serious health problem in my constituency as twenty-eight (28) people have died of hepatitis from October to date.

“Hepatitis is killing my people and something needs to be done to curtail it. I beg that the government should tackle this problem; we should come up with a strong committee to address this issue.

“Go to rural areas and see, our health facilities are in bad shape,” Ibrahim lamented.

In response to the motion, the members called on the State Government to declare a state of emergency for Hepatitis and other deadly diseases.

It also urged the state Ministry of Health to deploy experts to the affected communities to assess the situation and take necessary action.

The Speaker of the House, Hon. Danladi Jatau who presided over the session directed the State Government to declare a state of emergency on hepatitis and other deadly diseases.

He stated that such a declaration would help in curbing the spread of the disease and improving the health status of the people.

The Speaker further directed the Clerk of the House to communicate the House resolutions to Governor Abdullahi Sule for necessary action.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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