Reps summon health minister over monkey pox

Reps summon health minister over monkey pox

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to invite minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole to explain the alarming situation of how Nigeria would depend on a laboratory in Dakar Senagal to analyse samples of monkey pox.

The House has then mandated the Committee on Health to investigate an outbreak of Monkey pox in the country and urged Federal Government and International Community to support the country.

The House resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Honourable Diri Douye, who expressed shock that the Minister was quoted as saying that monkey pox could not be confirmed in Nigeria until laboratory investigations by World Health Organisation, WHO referral laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.

According to him, “the disease has spread to other states in the region notably Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, in spite of the concerted efforts of the Bayelsa state government”.

Speaking further, he said, ” 55 close contacts have been identified and are being monitored as of 7th October 2017 and whereas there is however no definite remedy to treat the disease, intensive supportive care helps patients to recover fully, while active surveillance and quick detection of cases helps to halt the spread”.

Nigerian Online Newspaper=


follow us on twitter @aljazirahnewsng
Like us on Facebook @aljazirahnewsng

Share This:

Related Posts

Missing Dapchi Girls: Full List 1. Fatima Bashir 2. Aisha Kachalla 3. Zainab Abubakar 4. Falmata Wakil 5. Fatima Isa 6. Fatima Musa 7. Aisha Usman 8. Aisha Adamu 9. Fatima Isa 10. Hauwa A. Mohammed Idriss 11. Maryam Mohammed 12. Fatima Mohammed II 13. Hauwa Salisu 14. Hassana Gambo 15. Ais...
Super Highway: C/R communities accuse Gov. Ayade of destroyi... Demand compensation By Patrick Ekpoh, Calabar   Communities affected by the construction of the 260 km Super highway project, undertaken by the government of Cross River state, have accused the state governor, Ben Ayade, of destroying the virgin forest and harnessing its resources for selfi...
Fayose In The Villa: A Meeting Of ‘Two Foes’ What was going on in the minds of President Muhammadu Buhari and Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose who are perceived by many Nigerians as foes, yesterday? Definitely, the two politicians are not the best of friends. Many have described them as perceived political foes. They belong to different ...
Shagari Hail Saraki, Dogara For Passage of NILDS Bill By Ali Maha, Abuja The Chairman House committee  on Judiciary Hon Aminu Shehu Shagari and the Director General  National Instute for Legislative and Democratic  Studies (NILDS) today held a media conference  to intimate and highlight  NILS expanded mandate which culminated from the National Insti...
Yobe: Senate wants remaining missing schoolgirls rescued The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts to ensure the safe return of all the schoolgirls abducted by insurgents in Yobe. This followed the adoption of a Point of Order raised by Sen. Bukar Ibrahim during plenary. Ibrahim, while commending security agencies over th...
Again! Amnesty Int’l Indicts Security Agencies On Abus... Human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has accused Nigerian security forces of carrying out widespread abuses such as extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests, mass detention in sub-human facilities, attacks on the media and journalists, violent crackdown on peaceful protesters, forced ...
Senator Kicks Against Adamu’s Sacking The Senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Ali Wakili, on Thursday during the plenary protested against the removal of Senator Abdullahi Adamu as Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum without the general knowledge of its members. Senator Wakili, ...
Adamu Replaced As Chairman Northern Senator Forum The Northern Senators Forum yesterday sacked its chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, for alleged  “financial mismanagement and misadministration”. Adamu, a third time Senator and an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari  represents Nasarawa West in the upper chamber. The senators announced Sen...
Monkey Stole N70m In Senator Abdullahi’s Farm House A senator, Shehu Sani (Kaduna-APC), has given some insights into why Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa-APC) was removed as chairman Northern Senators Forum. Mr. Sani said about N70 million belonging to the group was claimed to have been carted away by monkeys in a farm house. Mr. Adamu’s removal was a...
INTELS Short-Changing Nigerians — Reps The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the termination of contract between the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Integrated Logistics Services (INTELS) Limited on Wednesday accused INTELS of short changing Nigerians. Chairman of the House ad hoc committee, Rep. Pally Iri...
Complete Ogbomosho-Oyo Federal Road, Rep Begs FG By Ali Maha  Hon. ODEBUNMI Olusegun Dokun from Oyo State has appealed  to the Federal Government to expedite action towards the completion of Ogbomosho -Oyo Federal road which has been abandoned  for years now. Hon. Dokun made this appealon wednesday in a motion he moved during the plenary of ...
NASS Urges FG To Provide Sustainable Security In Zamfara By Abdul Ali Maha, Abuja Member representing Shinkafi/Zurmi Federal Constituency, Zamfara State, Hon. Sardauna Moriki, Danmasanin Zamfara has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency provide coordinated and sustainable security to the people of Zamfara  State. The Honourable ...
Court Case: Ex NFF Boss Swears, Nemesis ‘ll Catch Up W... By Joel Ajayi,  Abuja Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Lulu has asked his enemies to beg for forgiveness for sending him to Kuje Prison. Lulu and his former henchmen Taiwo Ogunjobi, Amanze Uchegbulam and Bolaji Ojo Oba were charged to court over for allegedly misapp...