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Benue Govt to take over treatment of all snakebite patients

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Benue State Authorities is to take over the therapy of snakebite sufferers throughout the State to scale back the burden of price of therapy on victims.

Governor Samuel Ortom hinted this at present at St Theresa Catholic Church Makurdi throughout a Fund Elevating Attraction for Interventions in Colleges and Hospitals beneath the Useful resource and Planning Fee of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi.

Whereas commending the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi, Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe for the initiative, the governor recalled that his partnership with the Bishop Murray Hospital Makurdi for the therapy of snakebite sufferers had saved so many lives with attendant big price, necessitating the choice for the state authorities to take over the therapy of snakebite victims.

Governor Ortom who acknowledged the prudence within the administration of funds by the Church stated Bishop Murray Hospital has the experience within the therapy of snakebite and would do effectively given the specified assist.

The Governor described the Useful resource and Planning Fee established by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi as a noble initiative that must be supported by all.

Spouse of the Benue State Governor, Mrs Eunice Ortom, represented by Mrs Gusa, urged the congregation to donate generously to the work of God and they might by no means remorse.

In a sermon, Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Most Reverend Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, described envy and jealousy as a storm within the souls of people.

Coordinators of the fee from all of the deaneries throughout the Diocese have been inaugurated by Bishop Anagbe upon presentation by the Govt Secretary of the Fee, Barrister Mike Utsaha.

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