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Taraba: Influx of refugees crippling health facilities, group alleges

By Charles Akpeji, Jalingo
09 September 2018   |   3:09 am
The massive presence of displaced persons from the southern parts of Cameroon is hitting hard on the health facilities of some local government councils in Taraba State. Speaking shortly after a town hall meeting for stakeholders, the Council Chairman of Ussa, one of the councils currently playing host to the foreign refugees, Rimansikwe Tanko Musa,…

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The massive presence of displaced persons from the southern parts of Cameroon is hitting hard on the health facilities of some local government councils in Taraba State.

Speaking shortly after a town hall meeting for stakeholders, the Council Chairman of Ussa, one of the councils currently playing host to the foreign refugees, Rimansikwe Tanko Musa, narrated how the influx of Cameroonian refugees is fast crippling the facilities in his domain.

He, therefore, stressed the need for both the state and Federal Government to establish a hospital in Ussa.

“What we have here is a clinic, so we need a hospital to address these challenges,” he said.

Some of the councils seeking urgent intervention, especially in the area of healthcare facilities are: Takum, Wukari, Ussa and Donga.