Reps Want WHO To Declare Emergency On Snake Bite

House of Representatives yesterday called on the World Health Organisation, WHO, the Federal Ministry of Health and relevant government agencies to declare a global emergency on snake bite.

The House further urged the 36 state governments and 774 local governments to sensitize the citizenry about snake bites, train medical staff, encourage the use of hand gloves and train boots as well as promote the use of pesticides and insecticides in farmlands and vulnerable areas.

This resolution followed a motion sponsored by Hon Timothy Golu and 4 others on the subject matter on the floor of the House. The lawmaker lamented the rate of snake bites in Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency of Plateau State, which he said had claimed many lives and threatening the socio-economic activities.

Credit: NigerianPilot

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