The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gushegu constituency, Hon. Alhassan S. Tampuli, has on Monday June 27, 2022 donated a number vials of anti-snake serum to the Gushegu Municipal Hospital.
This is to enable the hospital tackle anticipated increase in snakebite cases as the rainy season intensifies, characterized by farming activities and shea nut picking.
Residents in the area who are mostly farmers die because they cannot afford the high cost of the anti-snake serum.
This is the second time the MP who is also the Deputy Minister for Transport, is supporting the Gushegu Hospital with anti-snake serums to assist his constituents.
The items were presented by the constituency executives led by constituency chairman Abdulai Alhassan Jinwar on behalf of the MP to the management of the hospital.
According to the MP, the support was part of efforts he had put in place to support the health personnel in his constituency to properly handle snake bite cases in the area.
He indicated that he is not only empowering farmers in his constituency to have easy access to farm inputs, but he’s also providing this medical products to save lives in the area.
The intervention also aimed at ameliorating the financial plight of victims suffering from snakebites in his constituency.
The anti-snake serum is the most effective antidote for snake venom.
Anti-snake serum not only is it expensive, it is also in short supply mostly at the deprived areas in the Northern Region.
The management of the hospital, after receiving the items commended the MP for his continuous kind gesture.
Meanwhile, the MP as part of efforts to augment farming activities in his constituency also procured five(5) farm tractors to assist farmers in his constituency. The tractors have since been distributed among the four zones of the constituency to support farmers.
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