Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to reposition health and education system in the state.
Umahi stated this on Tuesday, at the flag off of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund and State Health Insurance Scheme, at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.
He said: “We have to be very attentive to our healthcare system and our educational system, it is going to be peace for peace, trouble for trouble in the weeks ongoing and I am going to reposition the health system in Ebonyi state and health institutions and educational institution. This is a must.”
The governor noted that lately, there is recorded increase of diabetes, cancer and kidney problems as a result of selling expired drugs, substandard and fake drugs.
“If you go to the localities, people are selling expired drugs, people are selling drugs that are substandard, people are selling fake drugs and of late we started having increase in kidney problems, liver problems, and cancer problems. We were not used to this because we eat fresh foods, we shouldn’t have this and this is the drugs that are causing it and I wonder what our health system people are doing.
“You see people mixing kai kai with roots and you see people selling and nobody is talking. They even use microphone to sell it. Before now, big men suffer these diseases but now, big men are escaping it, it is now poor masses sicknesses”, he added.