March 6, 2021

Plateau Assembly Alarmed By Quackery, Poor Health Delivery in the State


The Plateau State House of Assembly Committee on Health has alerted the House on the poor health practices in some health institutions across the state.

Chairman of the House Committee on Health and member representing Langtang North Central in the Assembly, Mr. Nanbol Listick raised the alarm as a notice of motion to the assembly for appropriate actions.

The Chairman wants the Assembly to call on the Plateau State Government to direct the Health Ministry to address the proliferation of unaccredited Health Training Institutions in the State.

“Following the oversight conducted by the House Committee on Health to different Public Health Training Institutions in Plateau State, the Committee discussed issues on the proliferation of unaccredited health institutions across the State as graduates from these HTIs were not properly trained because the institutions lack the facilities and manpower for quality trainings, thereby churning out unprofessional health personnels and encouraging quackery in the system which portends great danger to citizens of the State and the country at large.

“Now therefore, I call on this House to resolve to call on the Plateau State Government to direct the Ministry of Health and Higher Education to set up Monitoring and Assessment Committee, to regularly visit all those affected in conjunction with their various regulatory bodies with the view to assess their standards and stability for operation in the State in order to stem the tide of quackery and unwarranted poor quality health delivery in the State and the Nation” he said.

Mr. Listick described as unfortunate the unprofessional practices discovered in these unaccredited Health Training Institutions in the state.