Senate will give speedy approval to meningitis intervention – Saraki

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President of the Senate Bukola Saraki pledges to intervene on meningitis
President of the Senate Bukola Saraki pledges to intervene on meningitis

By Ifeanyi Nwoko

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has pledged the commitment of the Senate to ending the menace of CerebroSpinal meningitis (CSM) which has claimed the lives of over 300 Nigerians since January 2017.

In a series of tweets on his handle @BukolaSaraki, the Senate’s President pledged that the upper legislative chamber would treat as an emergency, any request for intervention to end the menace.

He said that he had spoken with the Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole and assured him that the Senate would speedily approve any request sent by the executive to end meningitis.

Saraki commended the ministry and all other stakeholders for their support in ensuring that the disease does not cause more preventable deaths.

In a related development, the Heath Minister also took to his twitter handle to announce that the ministery would be meeting with stakeholders to approve additional vaccines that would help curb CSM.

Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on Primary Health is currently meeting with the Health Ministry and other stakeholders to examine the cause of the outbreak and also fashion out a way to stop the current problem and prevent a recurrence.

The committee is chaired by Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa.


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