The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed a resolution banning the illegal sales and administration of drugs meant to treat COVID-19 in the state.
The House resolution followed a motion by the Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Health, Hakeem Shokunle (Oshodi/Isolo 1) owning to raising illegal trading of Covid-19 drugs.
Mr Shokunle expressed concerns at the rate of unchecked importation of Covid-19 drugs, adding that there should be a way to regualate the importation of such drugs as well as their sales.
“An amendment to the bill will provide the needed impetus for the government to respond to the challenges being faced by the people following the outbreak of Coronavirus,” he said.
Weighing in, a representative from Ifako-Ijaiye 1 noted that due to the deadly Covid-19, there is need to place premium on public health.
“COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world, we are all affected, and we must come against the issue of self-medication and self-administration of drugs,” he said.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the House Committee on Health to further liaise with the executive arm of government with a view to scrutinising and strengthening the bill.
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