The proposed plan by the Rivers State government of Nigeria to kick out malaria in the state capital got a knock last week as some residents of the state capital cried out over mosquito bites.
Ironically it was after the Rivers State Government’s jet has sprayed suspected liquid chemicals against mosquito bites.
Residents complained to our Special Project Correspondent last week at the state capital, describing as total disappointment, the operation roll out malaria in the society and a waste of state fund.
They accused the government of lack of research on their expedition to ensure the success of the mission before investing the state fund.
According one Mr. Batubo Banigo, a resident of Etche Waterfront and Mrs. Chioma Obele also a resident of Bille Waterfront, “In the early morning hours of last week, the state government jet sprinkled liquid chemicals that is supposed to be mosquitoes insecticides as a fight against malaria borne disease. Many of us were happy when we got the gist but surprised to see and observe that two days and night after the air spraying of mosquitoes, we were chased out from our homes by mosquitoes. Actually it was a big regret,” they said.
However, efforts to speak with the honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker on this claim by residents through test messages and phone calls proved abortive.
In another development, the state co-coordinator of Civil Society on HIV/AIDS, Rivers state, Mr. Otobo, said there are no drugs available for HIV/AIDS, patients in government owned hospitals and clinics.
He said this very detrimental to the HIV/AIDS patients in the state.