Adamawa assembly mandates health ministry to provide qualified medical staff to Shelleng LG

Shelleng, Adamawa Lawmakers
The Speaker, Adamawa state house of assembly, Member representing Uba/Gaya State constituency.

Adamawa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution mandating the State Ministry of Health to liase with agencies to make provide a qualified Medical Personnel for Shelleng Local Government to alleviate the suffering of the people who are in need of Medical attention in the area.

The House resolution followed a matter of urgent Public Importance raised on the floor of the House by member representing Shelleng Constituency Alhaji Abubakar Isa during Tuesday plenary session over lack of health care structures and Medical Personnel.

Abubakar Isa who is the Chairman House Committee on Special Duties, Interpaliamentary Affairs and Internally Displaced Persons said his Constituency is in need of emergency intervention in the areas of Health Care Facilities as there is no single Medical Doctor that is attached to the Local Government.

According to the Lawmaker Shelleng LG has over 200,000 population, bordering Shani Local Government in Borno and Song, Gombi, Demsa, Numan Lamurde and Guyuk LG’s in Adamawa.

He urged the House to as matter of urgency ensure that provision have been made by capturing not only Shelleng but the entire twenty five Constituencies to provide necessary health care structures and health experts to the areas in 2020 budget estimate.

Contributing on the motion, members representing, Jada Mbulo, Song, Guyuk, Demsa, Verre and Ganye Constituencies described the motion as timely considering the Importance of Health personnel in Cottage and other Primary Health Care Centers in various Local Government Areas.

The Lawmakers while expressing their concern over the issue also urged the House to mandate the State Government to provide functional Cottage Hospitals across the twenty five State Constituencies in the State in order to ease the hardship faced by people in rural areas.

Speaker Aminu Iya Abbas who presided over the Tuesday Plenary also contributed on the motion and directed the clerk of the House to communicate the resolution to relavant authorities for emergency action.

Speaking on the existing order the Chairman House Standing Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Mr Umar Naahon Ngubi urged the Speaker of the House to constitute a committee to visit the twenty one Local Government Areas to Check the activities of the Transition Committee Chairmen.



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