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Cross River partners NDLEA against drug peddling

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A report from Calabar, the Cross River State Capital says the state government is partnering the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to curb illegal drug peddling in the state.

The government has also enjoined medical practitioners to collaborate with the state to stamp out quackery in the system.
THIS was stated during the 2018 Physicians’ Week in Calabar. Declaring the 2018 Annual Physicians’ Week of the NMA with the theme, Universal Health Coverage, Leaving no one Behind, the State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade,

who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Inyang Asibong, said it would help set the state atop. Our vision in the state is obtaining sustainable universal health coverage (UHC), as well as elimination of medical quackery.

Ayade said that ‘in line with achieving this, we have inaugurated a committee on fake drugs and abuse in collaboration with the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Earlier, the Chairman of the association in the state, Dr Agam Ayuk, called on all health stakeholders to show their support by partnering the Senator to achieve the Universal Health Coverage.

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