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Flood committee distributes N19m drugs to victims in Delta

12 September 2013, 21:00

Ughelli - The Delta State Committee on the Management of Federal Government Grant to 2012 Flood Victims  had commenced the distribution of N19 million drugs to the victims.

The Chairman of the committee, retired Justice Francis Tabai, said that the drugs were meant to alleviate sufferings of the flood victims.

Represented by Florence Ehinlaiye, a member of the committee, Tabai urged the council chairmen and the health officials in the affected areas, to ensure that the drugs were distributed to only the victims.

He also urged them to ensure that the drugs were administered on children, women and aged persons who could not afford such drugs.

The Chairman of Ughelli North Local Government, Friday Akpoyibo, who received the drugs on behalf of the victims, pledged that it would be distributed to the affected persons.

Represented by Dr Mervis Oghoro, Head of the Primary Health Centre, Akpoyibo commended the Federal and State Governments for their intervention.

Akpoyibo also commended the committee for their immense contribution in alleviating the suffering of the people.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the drugs include those for the treatment of malaria, cough, pains, diarrhea, and other diseases

The benefiting local governments affected by the 2012 flood disaster are: Patani, Bomadi, Burutu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Udu and Warri South-West.

NAN reports that the drugs distribution would continue on Sept. 13.



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