Uroye, 20 others, initiate bill to replace School of Nursing & Midwifery with Colleges

The Member Representing Warri South Constituency 1 in Delta State House of


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Uroye, 20 others, initiate bill to replace School of Nursing & Midwifery with Colleges
Dr. Augustine Uroye


The Member Representing Warri South Constituency 1 in Delta State House of Assembly, Dr. Augustine Uroye and twenty of his colleagues, have sponsored a bill that would lead to the replacement of School of Nursing and Midwifery with the establishment of Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery in the State.

Fresh Angle International understands that the bill titled: “Delta State Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery Bill 2020”, has successfully scaled through the First Reading on the Floor of the State House of Assembly.

Dr. Uroye, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Health in the State House of Assembly, moved the motion for the first reading of the bill, saying he sought the leave of the House to bring in the bill with the short title: “Delta State Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery Bill 2020”.

The second reading of the bill has been slated for Thursday December 17, 2020.

Meantime, the report of the House Committee on Health on a bill for a law to prohibit all forms of discrimination and give protection, access to justice, support and care for all persons living with and affected with HIV-AIDS in Delta State, has been submitted for further deliberation.

The Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Augustine Uroye, disclosed that the bill was referred to the Committee on September 16, 2020, after its second reading.

The Lawmaker, said in pursuant to the mandate, the Committee met and examined the provisions of the bill and observed that it had nine parts and thirty five sections with the view to ensuring that persons living with HIV-AIDS live a meaningful and fulfilled life, without discrimination and stigmatization.

Dr. Uroye, explained that in other to garner inputs from the public and stakeholders, the committee held a public hearing, where the State Ministry of Health, Justice, Women Affairs and Social Development, the Delta State Agençy for the Control of HIV-AIDS, Hospital Management Board, Network of People Living with HIV-AIDS in Nigeria and other stakeholders made presentations.

He stated that inputs from stakeholders were considered in the proposed amendments by the committee for further deliberation by the House.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sherrif Oborevwori, announced Tuesday December 8, 2020 for Committee of the Whole House to deliberate on the bill.



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