Councillor, LG staff accused of diverting Meningitis vaccine in Zamfara

Councillor, LG staff accused of diverting Meningitis vaccine in Zamfara

The missing Meningitis vaccine in Bungudu Local Government area of Zamfara State, has been traced to the LG’s councillor for health, Sanusi Umar, and Director of Health in the council, Rabiu Dansadau.

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Umar and Dansadau have been ordered to produce the missing Meningitis vaccines or face sack.

The Chairman of the State Sub-Committee for the Procurement, Management and Distribution of Meningitis drugs and vaccines, Alhaji Aliyu Kagara made this known on Monday in Bungudu.

Alhaji Bungudu said there was massive diversion of the vaccines in Bungudu, adding that a total of 400 I.V injections meningitis vaccines was allocated to the area.

He said, “When the committee visited the local government it discovered that 30 persons were treated and there was no trace of the remaining 370 vaccines,.
“The two officials must return the drugs and offer convincing explanation of what happened.”

According to the World Health Organisation most vaccines currently being used for meningitis C outbreaks in Africa are polysaccharide vaccines, which are in short supply as they are being phased out in other parts of the world.

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