Nasarawa Assembly to define tenures of heads of health institutions

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Nasarawa State House of Assembly

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly is to define the tenures of all Heads of Health Institutions to ensure effective service delivery and boost health care services in the state.

The House, therefore, passed into second reading a bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Drugs and Supplies Management Agency  and for Other Matters Connected Therewith, and A bill for a Law to Establish Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Nasarawa State and for Other Matters Related Thereto.

Te Speaker of the House,Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, announced the passage of the two bills into second reading during proceedings in Lafia on Tuesday.

Balarabe-Abdullahi said that the two bills would have significant impact on the lives and health of the people of the state, if finally passed and signed into law.

” I will commit this bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Drugs and Supplies Management Agency  and for Other Matters Connected Therewith to the House committee on Health, to work on the bill and we are expecting the report on Dec.16, 2020.

” I will also commit the bill for a Law to Establish Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Nasarawa State and for Other Matters Related Thereto to the House standing committee on Health, to work on the bill and we are expecting the report on Dec. 16, 2020, ” he said.

He thanked Gov. Abdullahi Sule for initiating bills that would have direct bearing on the lives and health of the people of the state.

Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House, earlier moved the motions for the two bills to scale second reading.

Tunga said that A bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Drugs and Supplies Management Agency  and for Other Matters Connected Therewith was to select, quantify, source, procure, supply and distribute drugs for improved health care service delivery in the state.

While also giving the substance  of a bill for a Law to Establish Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Nasarawa State and for Other Matters Related Thereto, the lawmaker said that, the bill was all about the structure and functions of the hospital as well as to define the tenure of the Head of the hospital, among other things.

Mr Danladi Jatau, the Minority Leader of the House, seconded the motions for the two bills to scale into second reading.

Jatau said that, if the bills were passed and signed into law, they would not only address the health challenges of the people of the state, but would also promote peace and development. He urged his colleagues to give the bills accelerated hearing.(NAN)

– Oct. 13, 2020 @ 18:55 GMT |

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