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Hon. Commissioner for Health Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar and Mrs Nercy Pany Chief Nursing Officer Federal Ministry of Health
BY: Abubakar Mohammed
Federal Ministry of Health donates anti-rabies vaccines to Adamawa State, delivering the vaccines on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. (Mrs) Amina M.B. Shamaki, Mrs. Nercy Pany says the Ministry deemed it necessary to donate this anti-rabies vaccines to health institutions in State to mark the recent world rabies day celebrations with a theme: “Together Against Rabies” in order to mitigate against the impact course by the rabies infection and ensure that no dead is recorded.
Dr. Amina said, Rabies is a zoonotic viral infection transmitted to humans via bite of infected animals, mostly dogs and can manifests as an acute Meningeoncophalities resulting in to victim’s death.
She added that, the vaccines are to be positioned for free treatment, and can only be administered to the victims of rabid dog and cat bite.
Receiving the vaccines on behalf of his Excellency Governor Mohammadu Umar Jirilla Bindow, the Honorable Commissioner, State Ministry of Health Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar expressed her profound appreciation and says, Federal Ministry of Health is the Mother Ministry of all Health Institutions in the country and call on other relevant bodies and partners to emulate the gesture.
In another development, the Honorable Commissioner, approves the constitutions of a seven man committee investigate the source and supply of drugs and equipment’s to Specialist Hospital, Yola.
The terms of reference of the committee are to:
      i.        Secure the report of the last committee on the drugs and equipment for and on behalf of the State Ministry of Health
    ii.        Establish the sources of the drugs and equipment’s
   iii.        Establish the ownership of the drugs and equipment
   iv.        Come up with the details of the condition of the drugs and equipment
    v.        Come up with the quantum and approximate cost of the existing drugs in the store
   vi.        Recommend to the Ministry the ideal steps to follow in addressing the problems
Membership of the Committee consists of the following
      i.        Director Hospital services                 -                  Chairman
    ii.        Director Phamaceutical                     -                  Member
   iii.        Director Planning, Research and Statistics             Member
   iv.        Dr. Hammad B. Pariya                       -                  Member
    v.        Mr. Zibta                                           -                  Member
   vi.        Pham. Mathias Zira                            -                  Member
  vii.        Procurement Officer                         -                  Secretary
The Committee has one week within which to report its findings to the Ministry

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