Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has revealed plans by his administration to arrange a practical snakebite therapy centre to deal with victims of snakebites within the state.
The governor made the revelation on Wednesday night when he obtained officers of the Nigerian Snakebite Analysis and Intervention Centre from the Bayero College Kano (BUK) who have been on an advocacy go to to the Authorities Home, Bauchi.
Whereas declaring the state authorities’s curiosity to work with the Centre with a view to offering succour for snakebite victims in Bauchi State, Governor Mohammed knowledgeable that some communities, together with his residence city, Duguri, are dealing with snakebite issues.
In accordance with him, the state authorities will use the officers’ information and experience to ascertain the snakebite centre in addition to procure the required amenities wanted for the therapy of snakebite sufferers.
“On behalf of the federal government and folks of Bauchi State, I welcome you to Bauchi for this advocacy go to since you are coming at a very good time taking a look at our challenges in our communities and native governments.
“I’m comfortable to obtain individuals with the required information that we have to handle our challenges. Duguri, my residence city, is among the areas affected by the issue of snakebite,” the governor mentioned.
He assured that the Bauchi State authorities will help the Nigerian Snakebite Analysis and Intervention Centre however urged the non-public sector to work with the Centre for the institution of factories which will likely be producing vaccines required for snakebite therapy in Nigeria.
Talking earlier, the chief of the delegation, Professor Abdulrazaq Habib, knowledgeable them that they have been on the advocacy go to to hunt the help of the Bauchi State authorities in tackling the issue of snakebite within the state.
In accordance with him, the Centre is saddled with the accountability of enhancing care and safety of snakebites within the nation.
“Now we have carried out many programmes in some states of Nigeria and particularly, we’ve carried out numerous actions in Bauchi State, particularly the coaching of healthcare employees, provision of apparatus and devices for medical therapy.
“Your Excellency, we think about it as vital for us to go to you as a part of the celebration of 2020 Worldwide Snakebite Consciousness Day. We discover you as a greater accomplice to have a good time the day with you,” he mentioned.
Professor Habib referred to as on the Bauchi State authorities to ascertain a centre for the therapy of snakebite victims within the state, assuring that his Centre is able to work with the federal government in that regard.
He additionally appealed to the state authorities to offer funds for the manufacturing of native vaccines as a part of efforts to cut back the speed of loss of life because of snakebite within the nation.