Connect with us

Health

Niger Govt. To Embark On Massive Revolution Against Cancer

Published

on

Gov. Sanni Bello

 

By Hammed Salawu, Minna
The Niger state government is to screen at least 1million cancer patients and treat 20 diagnosed cases annually for the next five years, ROYAL NEWS has gathered.
This is the major plank of a  N400million tripartite Memorandum of Understanding MoU signed between the state government, Roche products Limited and RAISE foundation in Minna the state capital on Thursday.
Under the agreement signed for the state government by the Commissioner for Health Dr Mustapha Jibrin, Country Representatives of Roche Products Limited Dr Hammid Oladipo and founder of Raise foundation and wife of the Niger state governor Dr Amina Sani Bello, Niger state government would provide 30% of the total cost while Roche Limited would make available the balance.
The MoU also had a long term goal of establishing ” a functional Cancer center which would be self sustaining ” and possibly a revenue generation unit for the state”.
Speaking after signing the MoU  for Raise foundation, Dr Amina Sani Bello described the event as ” historical ” because it was only Niger state that had taken such initiative in Nigeria.
Dr Bello lamented that Cancer care in Nigeria was in a terribly bad shape because of the 6 cancer treatment centres in the country only one was functioning whereas the country had enough highly trained personnel to handle such patients.
She advised the officials of the Ministry of Health who would be in charge of the implementation of  MoU ” to ensure there is no road blocks, if there will be challenges they should not be man made”.
Country representative of Roche Products Limited  Dr Hamid Oladipo the organisation would also provide capacity and capability building for stakeholders in the state.
Niger state Commissioner for Health  Dr Mustapha Jibrin in his address however disclosed that it cost between N5m and N20m to treat one cancer patient which was why it usually had catastrophic effect on the patient.
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

opinions1 day ago

OPINION….. Kwara State House of Assembly Under the Watch of Dr. Ali Ahmad: The Journey So Far

By Abdul Rahman Sanni Dr Ali Ahmad was unanimously elected Speaker of the 8th Legislature of the Kwara State House...

top stories1 day ago

SAD…..Adamawa Chief of Staff, Abdulrahman Jimeta die in Saudi Arabia at 59

The Chief of Staff to Governor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State, Abdulrahman Jimeta, has died. Jimeta was said to have...

Metro1 day ago

Ex-Grand Khadi commends Saraki Umrah beneficiaries for good conducts

Pilgrims of the just concluded lesser Hajj (Umrah) in Saudi Arabia on the gesture of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar...

Metro2 days ago

Supporters shut-down Lafiagi for Makama, APC guber aspirant

Supporters of the Makaman Lafiagi,  Alhaji Tajudeen Audu, in their thousands on Sunday shutdown Lafiagi town to express their total...

news2 days ago

4 feared dead in Ogun auto crash

About four persons have died while 19 others were injured in two separate auto accidents that occurred on Friday night...

Celebrities2 days ago

REVEALED….. How MKO Abiola made a young Nigerian instant millionaire from prison

Former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has the late Chief revealed how late Chief MKO Abiola made a young...

Metro2 days ago

24 LASTMA personnel sacked, 10 die in 2yrs

No fewer than 24 personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has dismissed in the past two years over misconduct....

news2 days ago

PDP waives N10m for female presidential aspirants

Facts have emerged on how 2019 presidential candidate will emerge in the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). In a 40-page document...

Politics2 days ago

2019: Emir of Kano declares support for new presidential aspirant

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has warned politicians against acts and pronouncements that may cause violence before, during and...

Politics2 days ago

APC appoints Olododo, 2 others as convention committee members

Ahead of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) three factional members of the party in the state...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: