He said with lack of health facilities for providing treatment, the affected children will risk dying from SAM if the government does not intervene promptly, adding, “There is no time to act than now.”
Pathak noted that Boko Haram, banditry, as well as herders and farmers crisis have pushed communities to dangerous levels of food insecurity has resulted in displacement of mass populations and increased prevalence of acute malnutrition and morality in Taraba State.
Speaker of the House, Sadiq Abubakar Ibrahim, made this known while speaking during a visit to the House Committees on Health and Appropriation by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in partnership with the Ahmed Kawu Heart Foundation, Society and Future Care for Life in Gombe.
As part of our collective effort in fighting the scourge in Gombe, we will give more attention to the Primary Health Care Development Agency, health and education sectors as priority of Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya’s administration.
He also said engagement between the state legislature and civil society organisations (CSOs) in the state would go a long way in facilitating healthy nutrition and budgetary allocations for the state’s health sector and others, especially as it affects children.