Bayelsa residents commend govt for establishing drug distribution centre

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YENAGOA – Some residents Bayelsa have commended the for establishing a central drug distribution centre in the state.

The residents who spoke with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on Sunday said the centre would ensure the genuine drugs.

They also called for strict enforcement drug laws to curtail the menace drugs in the country.

Mr Ebimo Clement, a civil servant, said that the establishment of the centre had led to a new dawn in the ’s healthcare programme.

Clement said that the measure would improve health services in Bayelsa.

“I heard that the centre will serve as a distribution centre for sellers; I the government to sustain the initiative.

“We are happy because the involvement of government in distribution of drugs will guarantee the of sufficient and genuine drugs,” Clement said.

Mrs Jennet Depriye, a teacher, said that the establishment of the central drug distribution centre would benefit the people, especially the masses.

Depriye said that it would enable residents to have access to cheap and genuine drugs.

“The drugs will be cheaper than they would have been if they were sourced directly from the .

“I know that the centre will not only help to checkmate of drugs in Bayelsa but will contribute immensely to quality health services.

“The try to employ professional healthcare in the management of the centre,” she said.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Ayibatonye Owei, said the centre would commence distribution of drugs by the end of the month.

“The centre will serve as a checkpoint for every drug that comes into the state; it will also serve as a point of distribution to retail and wholesale drug dealers.

“The centre will receive drugs directly from the manufacturers all over the globe. This will really go a long way in the fight against drugs in the state,” he said.

Owei also said that the state would soon commence the of pharmacies and chemists in the state in line with its against fake drugs. (NAN)