SENATE ISSUES SIX-WEEK ULTIMATUM ON MINISTER OF HEALTH, OSAGIE EHANIRE TO PROCURE LOCALLY MANUFACTURED SYRINGES
Written by wave FM on April 23, 2021
The Senate has directed the Minister of Health, OSAGIE EHANIRE to put together a policy to compel all government hospitals to procure locally manufactured syringes.
The Senate Committee on Health gave the Minister a six-week ultimatum to carry out the directive.
The Committee gave the directive during an interactive meeting with local manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, the Ministers of Health and Trade and Investment as well as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
The committee is investigating the failure of government agencies to implement the Backward Integration Policy (BIP), on local production of syringes five years after it was validated.
Edited by Chiwendu Nwani