Edo government to renovate Central Medical Stores

Edo State Gov, Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Governor

The Edo Government is to commence immediate renovation of its Central Medical Stores in Benin, in preparation for the receipt of 2.6 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets.

The nets are a part of the roll back malaria campaign of the World Health Organization (WHO), which is being organised in collaboration with the state government.

Edo Deputy Gov., Mr Philip Shuaibu, stated this in Benin on Wednesday while inspecting facilities at the state-owned central medical stores.

Shuaibu said that despite the short time frame, the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, had directed that modalities must be in place before the arrival of the third and fourth tranches of the treated nets.

He explained that the state government was ready to collaborate with the WHO in furtherance of the state’s health policy.

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The deputy governor explained that proper monitoring of the treated nets would be done across all the 18 Local Government Areas in the state.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Peter Ugbodaga, who conducted the deputy governor and his team round the facility, said the state had already taken the delivery of the first and second trenches.

Ugbodaga said that the state had received 36 trucks of the nets, while about 34 trucks are being expected in June, this year.

He explained that the distribution of the insecticide-treated nets would be done in July and August, this year, across the 192 wards in the state.

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