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10.10.17

Monkeypox: House of Reps Summon Health Minister Over Outbreak of Disease

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Monkeypox: House of Reps Summon Health Minister Over Outbreak of Disease
            A monkeypox sufferer
 
As anxiety grips many Nigerians over the outbreak and reported spread of the monkeypox virus, the House of Reps has summoned the Minister of Health. According to a Punch Metro report, the House of Representatives on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, over the outbreak of Monkeypox in the country.
 
The House took the decision in Abuja just as the National Centre for Disease Control confirmed that 31 cases of the disease had been recorded already.
 
The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, had disclosed that Monkeypox had spread to seven states.
 
The states are  Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Ogun, River and Lagos.
 
At its plenary in Abuja presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, the House was alarmed that the disease was spreading while it appeared that the Federal Ministry of Health was helpless without relying on the World Health Organisation.
 
A lawmaker from Bayelsa State, Mr. Diri Douye, raised the issue under matters of urgent national importance, praying that the minister should be summoned.

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