Isiaka Adeleke: NURHI advocates stiff penalty against quackery

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), has advocated stiff penalties as a way to abolish quackery (in the health sector) which has led to death of many Nigerians.
Oyo State Team Leader of NURHI, Mrs. Stella Akinso made this suggestion on Wednesday in Ibadan while speaking at a Media Round Table on ‘Save Motherhood’ organized by Development Communications (DevComs), Network in conjunction with NURHI.
Speaking on the rational behind the program, Akinso declared that the purpose was to ensure that women are free from complications prior during and after child birth.
Akinso called on governments and private individuals to allocate substantive amount of money for all areas of health including family planning, abolish quackery through employment of medical personnels such as doctors and nurses and increase funds when necessary so as to avert such cases of wrong prescription and administration of drugs and injections on innocent Nigerians.
Akinso while speaking on the coroner inquest into the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke said it was unfortunate that the man who administered drugs on the former governor has been established to be a quack which means if the person is not punished, more people will die as a result of such act.
DAILY POST learnt that coroner inquest set up by the Osun State government came with its report on Tuesday that the Senator died as a result of overdose and not poison.
Akinso said the report which indicated that “Adeleke died of drug overdose administered on him by unqualified personnel must be looked into” urging “the government to do something about it”.