By CELESTINE ATTSAR
THE bill for the establishment of Plateau State Health Commodities Management Agency has passed through its second reading on the floor of Plateau State House of Assembly.
The bill which is sponsored by five members of the House has sixteen clauses, according to the Hon. Daniel Lipstick, member representing Langtang North who presented the bill on behalf of other sponsors.
According to him when the agency is established it would reduce the proliferation of fake drugs in the state.
Another benefit of the establishment of the agency, according tohim is to reduce the cost of drugs and also regulate its supply.
Contributing the member representing Wase, Hon. Yahaya Adamu said when passed into law the bill would regulate drugs supply in the agencies just like drugs are regulated by NAFDAC.
On his part, the chairman House committee on information, Hon. Philip Dasun said apart from its primary function, it would help in capacity building of health workers in the state.
Rt. Hon. Sale Shehu Yitmong on his part said the establishment of the agency would reduce quack health centre’s to the minimum in the state.
The bill was later committed to House committee on health for its input and to report back to the House later this month.