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Day: November 12, 2019

NAFDAC Calls for Stiffer Punishment for Importers of Fake Drugs

NAFDAC Calls for Stiffer Punishment for Importers of Fake Drugs

NEWS
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for stiffer punishment for importers of fake drugs and drug traffickers in the country. The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the call during news conference on Monday in Abuja. Adeyeye decried what she described as light sentences handed peddlers of Tramadol and counterfeit drugs and urged the judiciary to review the penalties. ”It breaks my heart that a sentence of five years imprisonment or N250,000 fine is given to someone that is trafficking Tramadol that is killing our youths, destroying homes and casting shadows on the future of Nigeria. “I am pleading with the judiciary to look at the consequences of narcotics on our homes and review the sentences,” she said. The NA
Ban Chaining Of Psychiatric Patients, HRW Tells FG

Ban Chaining Of Psychiatric Patients, HRW Tells FG

NEWS
People  with mental health issues are  chained, subjected to  hardship and abuse by health workers in Nigerian hospitals and  rehabilitation centres, Human Rights Watch  said in a report published on Monday. The  international rights group called on the Federal Government to ban chaining of psychiatric patients and ensure that those rescued had access to psychosocial support and social services. HRW  also asked the FG to urgently investigate chaining of people with mental  issues  in state-owned rehabilitation centres, psychiatric hospitals, and faith-based and traditional healing centres in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. In the last one month, over a thousand inmates of Islamic rehabilitation centres  and traditional healing homes in Kaduna, Katsina, Ka