Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has approved the establishment of drug and mega distribution center to check the proliferation of counterfeit drugs in the State.
State Commissioner for Health Dr. Kunden Kamshak stated this when the new leadership of the Plateau State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association visited him in his office.
Receiving the new officials and some members of the Nigerian Medical association, the Commissioner appreciates the members of the association for their quick response especially during the last resurgence of Lassa fever in some parts of the state.
Dr. Kamshak said Governor Simon Lalong has also approve the establishment of the Plateau state Primary Health care Agency in preparation for the takeoff of the national health insurance scheme in the formal sector, according to the Commissioner the draft bill of the scheme is at the ministry of Justice after which it will be submitted to the Plateau statehouse of assembly for deliberation and passing into law.
Kamshak explained that the ministry has an inspectorate division which monitors the activities of health workers to ensure that quacks in the sector are fish out.
Earlier chairman of NMA in the state, Dr. Daniel Meshak said the Nigerian Medical association is the largest medical association in the west Africa region with 25,000 members and 37 chapters across the country saying the mission of the association is to build sustainable and professional association for all medical and dental practitioners through the delivery of qualitative health care services.
He highlighted that the essences of the visit is seek ways of collaboration with the ministry towards ensuring improved health care services in the state.