By Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
A member of the Benue State House of Assembly representing Gboko East State Constituency Mrs. Beckie Orpin has targeted over 10,000 children to be dewormed.
The legislator who flagged off the deworming exercise in Gboko which covers three areas of Mbayion, Yandev and Ipav on Sunday, said child health care is the focal point of her legislative agenda.
She regretted that poor nutrition and access to qulaity health has remained impediment to growth of children in developing countries, maintaining that every child has right to survival as well as live out their full potentials.
“Government has the responsibility to provide for the child the best, attainable health. A system of support should be be made for them to develop their full potentials. In fact, a State of Emergency should be declared by government in the health sector.
“This is my modest way to assist the children in my Constituency as children health is the focal point of my legislative agenda’, Mrs. Orpin said.
A partner of the legislator,Chief Executive Officer, CEO Tyonex Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited Pharm. Tyohemba Agba observed that over 1. 5 billion children suffer from deworming infection worldwide, stressing that if they are dewormed, they would not be anaemic but will grow with high intelligence.
Mrs. Beckie also, took her deworming campaign to Queen of the Rosary School in Gboko.