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  • Title: [SW Country](Galkayo) Fund Raising Initiative
  • Posted by/on:[AMJ][Monday, November 6, 2000]

 
                                                               FUND RAISING INITIATIVE
 
 
                                                        Galkayo Medical Centre
 


This initiative is to  draw  attention to and  raise awareness of the horrendous  conditions of the population's health and the health services of Puntland .

Background Information

Health services in the North Eastern Region of Somalia were not meeting the needs of the regions population even during the time of Siad Barre's regime. The region , traditionally a pastoral area of Somalia was underserviced and underdeveloped during the modernization and development of Somalia and was in a precarious condition before the collapse of the M. Siad Barre's regime.

In the Mudug area of  Puntland, Galkayo is a major city. The health and environmental conditions there were worsened by the influx  of the internally displaced people from other parts of the country, returning to their ancestral land thus overwhelming the area's meager resources .

The current situation of the health sector in the Galkayo area is critical and in urgent need of development and rehabilitation .

In the Public Health and Environmental domain there are no specific programmes for  treating or controlling the main infectious diseases(for example tuberculosis).Diagnostic facilities and other related equipment
are nonexistent.  The available physicians  cannot  properly perform their tasks due to lack of resources both medical and financial.  There is limited effort in (re)training the  paramedical personnel for the same reasons.

Although the conditions in Galkayo city and immediate surrounding area continue to be as described above,  there is hope . Insha Allah with your help the main objectives of this endeavor to serve your brothers and sisters will be implemented .

Main Objectives

The overall objectives of the  program is to contribute in a direct and concrete way to the rehabilitation and development of the health system in Galkayo and Puntland in order to serve  the basic health needs of the
population.

How ?

a)
by strengthing of the activities performed by the Galkayo Medical Centre, with particular focus on improving the epidemiological diagnosis sector, preventive curative medicine, maternal child health, (MCH)  and primary health care (PHC);


b) by developing the capability of the Galkayo Medical Centre in order to enable it to offer proper basic diagnostic and curative services to patients in town and from the surrounding regions, covering the now existing gap in this sector between needs an medical output;

Establishment of the Medical Centre

Galkayo Medical Centre was first established several years ago .  Because of the difficulties and economic constraints faced so far , work is progressing steadily but slowly.  Dr. Abdulkadir has been solely responsible for financing this project .

Ist phase (Completed): An outpatient department with surgery taking place every three months. Dr. Abdulkadir travels with his mobile surgery equipment and supplies from Italy and he works in Galkayo for two weeks from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in order to carry out surgery and necessary treatments, he volunteers his time and commits his resources from his practice in Italy.

Dr. Abdul has trained local personnel to carry out simple treatments in the interim period and arrange a list of surgeries , follow up care for his arrival .A small nominal fee is paid by patients who can afford to partially
cover on going costs of service .The region that he is serving is Puntland and referrals from other regions of Somalia also.

Dr. Abdul initiated a sanitary and nutritional programs  with the aim to prevent the spread of the most common serious infectious diseases such as tuberculoses , viral hepatitis, gastroenteritis and other diseases related to malnutrition .

2nd phase(In progress):  Thirty (30) beds of maternity department with surgery facilities; consisting of two surgery rooms ,two delivery rooms, one first aid surgery room ,one medical room, and one  equipment
sterilization room  is in its final construction and is to be finished by December 2000.  The hospital equipment is ready to be shipped by the above date.

3rd phase(Near future):   To set up and develop a process of training and requalifications of  paramedical staff and laboratory technician.

4th phase(Near future):   To establish a specific pilot project programme for targeting tuberculosis toward prevention, treatment and eradication of TB  in the area.

5th phase(Future): Further development of future services and other departments.


What can you do to help

Today Dr. Abdul and those who support his efforts feel it is time to establish a bonfide hospital with permanent staff and service. To this end a short and long range plan was developed and has been  and partially implemented

The hospitals physical structure is now in place ,equipment has been prepared but remains in crates due to shortage of funds to ship it to Galkayo(Somalia).Therefore there is an urgent need for funds to ship the
equipment and supplies in time for December opening date .The estimated cost for shipping is US $20,000. (twenty thousand dollars).

Donate to this vital cause. Aid your brothers, sisters and family of the Puntland region to be the first to establish a functioning hospital that we ourselves helped build and support and benefit from.

The Galkayo Medical Centre is registered under Corporation of Medical Services and Development(COMSED) .Via Int. Verdogne, 20-tel 0962-903598, Crotone- Italy.

 COMSED is a an international non-governmental organization  established in 1995 to assist the needy countries of the "Third World" , Somalia is first priority. There is a  proposal to the European Union(EU)   to fund it.

"And do good unto parents, and the near kinsmen, and unto orphans, and unto the needy, and unto the neighbour who is of kin, and unto the neighbour who is a stranger, and unto the companion by your side, and unto the traveller and unto that your right hand owns"(al-Nisa' 4:36) .

May Allah bless you. Jazakum Allah khair

Your help is needed. Please channel all donations to :
 
 COMSED
 
ACCOUNT# 51/006621/10
                                                    
BANCA CARIME

VIA M. NICOLETTA, CROTONE, ITALY
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******TNumber of Medical Doctors in Puntland during the past 40 years: 5

Number of Medical Doctors within Puntland as of this moment:: 70!

We'd appreciate if you'd share with us the information on  the below-mentioned questionaire. We promise to share with you the result of this questionaire in turn when it becomes available. Thank you!


Puntland Medical Professionals

#

Doctor's Name

Specialization

City

Country

Current Occupation

1

Abdi Ahmed Farah -Pakistan

Pediatrician

Dubai

UAE

 

2

Abdifitah Mohamed Ali

Ophthamologist-resident

Minneapolis

USA

 

3

Abdihakim Hassan Hirsi

Pharmacist

Riyadh

S. Arabia

 

4

Abdikarim Shabba'

Pharmacist

Dawadmi

S. Arabia

 

5

Abdinasir Mohamud Abubakr

Public Health

Galkaio

Puntland

 

6

Abdinasir Osman Uke

Public Health

Toronto

Canada

 

7

Abdirahman Fenomeno

Surgeon

???

Canada

 

8

Abdirahman H. Elmi (Buri')

Internist

Qardho Puntland  

9

Abdirahman M. Isse (Shaywal)

ENT

Bossasso

Puntland

Secretary of Puntland Medical Association

10

Abdirahman Omar Jira

Hygienist

???

Canada

 

11

Abdirahman Said "Dhaga"

General surgeon

Bossasso

Puntland

 
12 Abdisalan Hassan Abdi Infectious disease UK    

13

Abdirishid

Orthopedics

???

S. Africa

 

14

Abdirishid Mohamed Shire

Parasitologist

London

U.K.

 

15

Abdirizak Ahmed Gas

Dentist (Odontoiatria)

Cagliari

Italy

 

16

Abdirizak Artan

Internist

Duabi

UAE

 

17

Abdirizak Hassan Tubaako

Opthalmic surgeon

Garowe

Puntland

 

18

Abdirizak Hussein Nur

Internist

???

???

 

19

Abdirizak Hussein Warsame

General Practitioner

 

Ethiopia

 

20

Abdirizak Osman Adan-jigis

Radiologist

Toronto

Canada

 
21 Abdulkadir Mohamud Ahmed-Nur (Jazira) Infectious Disease UK    

21

Abdulkadir Yassin Ali

General Practitioner

Sanaa

Yemen

 

22

Abdullahi Adan Gaas

Pulmonologist

Minneapolis

USA

 

23

Abdullahi Hagi Ali Mire

General Pediatrician

Riyadh

S. Arabia

 

24

Abdullahi Hirsi Jeesare

Surgeon

Galkaio

Puntland

 

25

Abdullahi Isse Mohamud

Internal Medicine

Pittisburg

USA

 

26

Abdullahi Saeed Aw Muse

???

???

Sweden

 

27

Abdullahi Salah Osman

Veterinary

London

U.K.

 

28

Abdulqadir Ahmed Gas

 

Luxumberg

 

 

29

Abdulqadir Ali Farah

Radiologist

???

Denmark

 

30

Abdulqadir Ismail Ali

Pulmonologist

Kuwait

Kuwait

 

31

Abdulqadir M. Jama (Dhegocadde)

Gynocologist

Rome

Italy

 

32

Ahmed Abshir Waraabe

Pediatrician

Riyadh

S. Arabia

 
33

Ahmed Ali Adan

???

Bossasso

Puntland

 
34

Ahmed Dalmar Abdirahman

Urologist, hypertension specialist

Milwaukee

USA

 
35

Ahmed Hassan Quruf

General Practitioner

Garowe

Puntland

 
36

Ahmed Hirsi Arab

???

Garowe

Puntland

 
37

Ahmed Hussein Qureh

Gynecologist

Galkaio

Puntland

 
38

Ahmed M. Hassan (Foodadde)

Internist

Nairobi

Kenya

 
39

Aidarus Muse Farah

Orthopedics

???

S. Africa

 
40

Ali Abdi Sed

Gynecologist

Qardho

Puntland

 
41

Ali Khalif Hagi Jama

General Practitioner

???

Zambia

 
42

Arrabey

Dermatologist

???

???

 
43

Asha Mohamed Igal Aymo

 

 

Switzerland

 
44

Askar

General Practitioner

 

Holland

 
45

Barlin Ali Mohamed Hassan

 

Jeddah

S. Arabia

 
46

Bashir ? ?

Pediatrician

???

???

 
47

Bashir Abdullahi Hoolif

General Practitioner

Sanaa

Yemen

 
48

Bashir Ali Bihi

Neuro-Surgeon

Gaalkaio

Puntland

 
49

Bob Yasin Dahir

Surgeon, Pediatrician

Bossasso

Puntland

 
50

Dhegaweyne

Director General of health

Garowe

Puntland

 

51

Fadumo Sabtiyedheere

???

???

Sweden

 

52

Farah Hassan Mohamed

General Practitioner

Jibouti

Jibouti

 

53

Halima Mohamed Ali

Family Practice

Milwaukee

USA

 

54

Hamida Shakib Sh. Mohamud

Gynecology

Dubai

UAE

 

55

Hassan Ied Ali Irrobe

???

???

Switzerland

 
56 Hawa Abdi Jama ??? Kitchener Canada  

57

Hayd

Surgeon

 

S. Arabia

 

58

Huruuse

Orthopaedics

Makka

S. Arabia

 

59

Isse Ahmed Hagi

Gynecology

 

Puntland

 

60

Jama ? ? ?

Public Health

Minneapolis

USA

 

61

Jama Mohamed Jama

Surgeon

???

S. Arabia

 

62

Kirli ? ? ?

Pediatrician

Bossasso

Puntland

 
63 Liban Saeed Muse Med. laboratary Scientist Mineapolis USA  
64 Lul Hassan ??? Minnesota USA  

65

Madina Farah

Haematologist

Garowe

Puntland

 

66

Makhtal Abdi Adan

General Practitioner

Zeist

Holland

 

67

Maryan Abdisamad H. Hussein

????

Minneapolis

USA

 
68 Mohamed Abdi Jama (Baydhabo) ??? ??? Pakistan  

69

Mohamed Abdullahi Omar

General Practitioner

Minneapolis

USA

 

70

Mohamed Ahmed Farah (Poolo)

Internist

Nairobi

Kenya

 

71

Mohamed Ali Osman

Dentist

???

Holland

 

72

Mohamed Ali Yusuf - Mini

Internal Medicine

Kuwait

Kuwait

 
73 Mohamed Hassan Aden Nephrology UK    

74

Mohamed Hassan

Paediatrician

???

???

 

75

Mohamed Hassan Issa (Piccolo)

Pharmacist

Toronto

Canada

 

76

Mohamed Hussein Bihi

Dermatologist

Malmoe

Sweden

 

77

Mohamed Ismail Fahiye

General Pratitioner

Johanesburg

S. Africa

 

78

Mohamed Issa

xxxx

Garowe

Puntland

 

79

Mohamed Jama Salad

Neuro-surgeon

Rome

Italy

 

80

Mohamed Saeed Shandheye

Pediatrician

???

???

 

81

Mohamed Salad Ali

Internal Medicine

Detroit

USA

 

82

Mohamed Yusuf Muse

???

???

Turkey

 

83

Mohamud Omar Arabey

???

Bossasso

Puntland

 

84

Mohamud Yousuf Agane

Radiologist

Sanaa

Yemen

 

85

Muse Kaybdid

Pulmonology

Kismayo

Jubbaland

 

86

Nur Mohamed Abubakar

Gynecologist

Jigjiga

Ethiopia

 

87

Omar Ali Bihi

Pharmacist

Minneapolis

USA

 

88

Omar H. Mohamud A. Islan

Internal Medicine

???

S. Arabia

 

89

Osman Harare

Infectious Disease

Minneapolis

USA

 

90

Osman Nur Hirsi

Orthopedist

Buuhoodle

Puntland

 

91

Saeed Ahmed Mohamud

Surgeon

???

Denmark

 

92

Safia Mohamed Jama

Human Nutrition

Nairobi

Kenya

 
93 Safia Olad ??? ??? Denmark  

94

Salah Mohamed Abdullahi

Orthopedics

???

S. Arabia

 

95

Shirwa

Surgery

London

UK

 

96

Scott

Surgeon

???

S. Arabia

 

97

Warsame ? ? ?

???

???

Switzerland

 

98

Yasin Ali Yusuf

Orthopedics

Malmoe

Sweden

 

99

Yasin Artan

???

Garowe

Puntland

Minister of Health
100 Yasin Hagi Hirsi   Kismayo Jubbaland  
101 Yusuf  Ahmed Ali (Gammute)   London Canada  

102

Yusuf Hagi Warsame

Internist

Jibouti

Jibouti

 

103

Yusur ? ? ?

General Practitioner

Kismayo

Jubbaland

 

104

Zainab H. Mohud Islan

Pediatrician

Toronto

Canada


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1. full name:     Educational level: Specialization:

2. Your address:

3. Your E-mail:      Tel:    Fax:

4. What discourages you most from going back to Puntland at the moment?

 Lack of Personal Security    Lack of Financial security    Others (state):

5. If the current situation of Puntland prevails/perpetuates, what are the chances of your return to Puntland and settle?

    Nil       5~10%      20~40%       40~70%       80~100%

6. If Puntlanders in Diaspora start lobbying for the return of the Puntland Professionals (whether health or otherwise) to Puntland, would you like to participate and contribute in this drive?

   Yes                 No

7. Which approach is better for Puntland's health care?

    Public health care  Private health care

8. If Puntland is  enabled to afford some incentives for its health professionals in its drive to improve health care, would you be  available for consideration, no matter whethe th security situation improves or not?

  Yes                 No

9. If you're willing to return to Puntland one day, which city or town would like to be based in?

  Badhan    Bossasso, Galkaio     Garowe    Las Anood   Others (state):

10. If you'd like to share with us any missing members of the Puntland Health Professionals, kindly enter their particulars below.

       

11. Your comments on how the Puntland Health Professionals can be lured back to Puntland would be very much appreciated? Enter your comments in the space provided below:

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Puntland State Government Enacts a Bill on Private Health Services.

Garowe, May 31st (PUNTIN) - Puntland State government of Somalia passes a bill on the regulation of the health services rendered by the Private sector. As a result of the civil war, Somalia's public service collapsed to a point of no return. The much-needed health services were the worst affected. The hospitals were ransacked and converted to shelters for the displaced people. The Health workers fled the chaos and ended up outside the country,

This situation was exploited by the business people who, due to the high demand for medical drugs and health services, filled the gap as part of their commercial activities. Drugstores sprung up in every corner run by people who had not even had a proper schooling. Due to the greed of the businessmen and the absence of any government regulations, these so-called drugstores had stocked and sold expired medicines.

Responding to this situation, the Puntland State government passed a set of regulations on the private health services. The text of these regulations are as under: 

PUNTLAND HEALTH REGULATIONS.

Permissions issued by the Ministry.

1st ARTICLE

Pharmacies.

This article enumerates conditions obligatory for opening a pharmacy. For community safety, it is important for any new pharmacy to be in conformity to the following regulations. 

1.      Pharmacies can be opened in Puntland State after the permissions received from Ministry of Social Affairs. After acquiring this lincense, another certificate should be issued by the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

  1. Any organization, association, company or individuals can activate pharmacies in Puntland State after they receive Business permission from authorized ministry. If they are willing to comply with the rules and regulation of Puntland State and International Health rules.
  2. Pharmacies can only be opened in specified location authorized by the Ministry where the distance of the nearest pharmacy is determined by nominated committee.
  3. The room of the pharmacy should have at least one door, two windows and airflows. The height and the width of the room must be hygienically suitable for a Pharmacy.
  4. The medicine in the pharmacies should have been inspected. The medicine should be only for human being, registered in the Ministry of Social Affairs �Health Section.
  5. If the pharmacy sells drugs known Reagent, like Insulin, Sierra Anti, Tetanus etc. they should be in a refrigerator to protect the high temperature.
  6. The remaining period of the expiry date should be possible for proper usage.
  7. It is prohibited to sell drugs other than for human being or any drug produced without registration. It is prohibited to sell in pharmacies animal drugs and traditional drugs.
  8. Pharmacists can�t sell drugs without doctor prescription. Anyone sells without prescription will be responsible for any consequence caused by this drug.
  9. A pharmacy can�t sell drugs unless qualified personnel.
  10. Pharmacy entrepreneurs should summit updated CV with testimonials of the qualified personnel who will work in the pharmacy.
  11. There should be piped water inside the pharmacy with soup and towel for hand wash. There should be a covered garbage tin and appropriate sanitation.
  12. There should be a board shown the name of the Pharmacy.
  13. After the pharmacist receives the permission. They should write commitment letter certifies that pharmacist will obey rules and regulation.
  14. After the pharmacist receives the permission from the Ministry of Health and he/she pays fees. He/she will request certificate from the Ministry Interior Affairs. 

Second Section.

Permissions for Private Clinic.

  1. At the opening of new Clinic, there should be permission from the Ministry of Social Affairs � Health Section. The ministry of Interior Affairs should issue certificate.
  2. The Doctor who will work the clinic should be graduated from recognized University. He/she will attach summarized curriculum vitae with the request of the clinic. The Ministry will insure the qualifications of the Doctor.
  3. Doctors requesting for new clinics should be qualified and experienced.
  4. Doctors who will work in Clinics should have all required materials and equipments.
  5. Doctors will only practice for their specialization.
  6. There should be full patient registration.
  7. Doctors who work such this clinics should summit a monthly report to the nearest Office of the Ministry of Social Affairs.
  8. There should be piped water inside the Clinic with soup and towel for hand wash. There should be a covered garbage tin and appropriate sanitation.
  9. In font of the Clinic, there should be a board shows the name of the doctor and his/her specialization. There should be a light in the nighttime.
  10. Doctors should write their prescriptions on special paper and have laboratory paper and stamp. 

Third section

Conditions for controlling imported drugs.

Imported drugs should be controlled. These rules and regulations should be followed to control the quality of the drugs and to protect the community.

  1. A businessman who interests to import drugs should have clearance letter from the Ministry.
  2. The country of origin and factory of the drugs should be certified.
  3. It should be certified that the drugs are only for human being, based on standards of international regulations. (IDA)
  4. The imported drugs should be before two years of expiry.
  5. The imported drugs should have instructions and compositions.
  6. Before entry of the drugs into the country, it should be registered in the Ministry. The sample of the drugs should be brought into Ministry.
  7. Imported drugs can�t be distributed unless tested and permitted by the Ministry. 

Fourth section

Conditions of Local NGOs 

To supervise and control any one who interests community health, the Ministry of Social Affairs issues the following Rules and Regulations.

  1. Any one who initiates NGOs for health concerns should have a permission issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs. Another certificate from the Ministry of Interior affairs is required.
  2. Any one who initiates NGOs for health concerns should summit original NGO�s memorandum, the objectives and chart of the organization to the Ministry. The objectives of the NGO should indicate that it is humanitarian and not concerned for Politics.
  3. The capital and assets of the NGO should be listed. The NGO shouldn�t be only Projects and documents for begging donors and International Organizations.
  4. So far, the NGO is Health Concerns. While requesting permission, it should attach the targets and strategies of the Organization.
  5. The NGO must be obeying the health policies of Puntland State.
  6. The NGOs must summit a report for every three months.
  7. The NGO must write a confirmation letter for compliance with International health treaties and Puntland Policies. The NGO must take responsibity for difficulties caused by its operation.
  8. The NGO must summit two photos of every member of the executive committee particularly whose signatures are significant.
  9. After all requirements are met. The NGO should take permission of Health Section of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the certificate of Ministry of Interior Affairs.

5TH ARTICLE

Conditions of the alien Doctor.

To supervise and control any one who interests community health, alien doctors can operate in Puntland State after they fill the following Rules and Regulations.

    1. The Doctor should be qualified and graduated from recognized University.
    2. In his/her specializations, there should be qualifications and testimonials.
    3. The Doctor will be interviewed by Health Professional Committee nominated by the Ministry.
    4. The Doctor should promise by a written document that he/she would preserve the religion, constitution and Puntland Health Policies.
    5. The Doctor should pay any charges imposed by the law. 

6TH ARTICLE

Conditions of the Private Midwives.

  1. Anyone who aims to open Midwife Center should have permission from the Ministry of Social Affairs - Health Section.
  2. Midwives should be qualified assistances with certificate of recognized Institute or University.
  3. The center should have technical equipment and materials like beds and anti-bacteria.
  4. The Center should have the following items; registration, permanent water, good sanitation and board for the name of the Center.
  5. The Center should provide immunizations such BCG.
  6. The Center should report monthly to the nearest Office.
  7. The Center should pay the charge of license. A certificate should be issued by the Ministry of Interior Affairs. 

7TH ARTICLE

Conditions of Private Laboratory.

  1. A person who opens laboratory center should have permission from the Ministry of Social Affairs - Health Section.
  2. The laboratory personnel should be skilled.
  3. The Center should have refrigerator for chemical storage.
  4. The Center should have laboratory and answer papers.
  5. The Center should report monthly to the nearest Office.
  6. The Center should pay the charge of the permission and after that, it should get certificate from the Ministry of Interior Affairs. 

8TH ARTICLE

Fixed charge of health service.

The Ministry of Social Affairs plans strategies to help Private Health Centers to operate smoothly and serve for the community. Considering Health Services are very significant and community participation is highly required.

Having aware of that in the world today there are no free health facilities. The continuation of health services is crucial if international assistance is missed. The ministry recommends to the Government and Council representatives to impose small charge (Cost Recovery System) to Governmental Health Centers, which is far less than the charge of Private Health Centers. 

9TH ARTICLE

Obligatory charges for private activities permitted by the Ministry.

The Ministry of Social Affairs, health section accomplishes the three-year project which incentives the private sectors that is approved by Council reprehensive.

The charge will take effect after the operation is specified. This was approved by the Ministry of Social Affairs. 

  1. Private Pharmacies will obey requirement for clearance letter and will pay 500,000 at one time.
  2. Private Health Center owned by local Doctor will pay 800,000 at one payment, after complying with the rules and regulations for issuing the permission letter by the Ministry.
  3. Private Health Center owned by alien Doctor would pay $1000 at one payment, after obeying the rules and regulations for issuing the permission letter by the Ministry.
  4. Private Midwife Center will pay charge of 200,000 at one payment, after complying with the rules and regulations for issuing the permission letter by the Ministry.
  5. Authorized Private laboratory will pay charge of 600,000 at one payment.

A businessman who imports medicine or health equipment will pay 1500,00 for each trip after complying the rules and regulations for issuing the permission letter by the Ministry. 

10TH ARTICLE

The duties of the ministry and other ministries.

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Section of Health issues the following articles after complying with regulations of job descriptions of the Ministries approved by the Government Council and Council representatives and signed by the President.

1.      The Local Government can�t issue permissions for Private Health Center unless authorized by the Ministry of Social Affairs, health section. The responsibility of health section is to issue permissions for private health centers.

    1. Finance Institutions of the Government should stop payment for patients to dispatch abroad. Most of these patients can be treated in the Country while they expend a lot of hard currency. In addition, this humiliates the local doctors who have enough qualifications and experience. We have enough equipment those our neighbors couldn�t have. The Ministry of Social Affairs � health section organized a committee of multi-specialized doctors to determine who can be treated in or not.

11TH ARTICLE

Prohibition of the activities against Social Health

The Ministry of Social Affairs � Health section fulfills its mandatory of preservation of Social Health and protecting activities against Social Health of Punltand State. The Ministry submitted measures of prohibiting the following behavior of article 27th.

A.     Prohibition of Fironi Circumcision (PFC): - Having seen the harms of Fironi Circumcision to the life and health of women with no religious obligatory. To salvage the health of women and to eliminate the practice of this conduct. The Ministry has prohibited the practice of Fironi Circumcision. Any person who practices or motivates the fironi circumcision will face legal penalties.

  1. Prohibition of Illegal Abortion.

The ministry prohibited abortion unless health safety measures approved by three doctors. Any person who organizes or practices abortion will face legal penalties. 

  1. Prohibition of suicides.

It is prohibited to commit suicides, like drinking poison, hanging etc. however, in most case, if the person is brought in Health Centers and rescued. The Health staff is requested to inform to the Police Stations to penalize guilty person.

  1. Prohibition of expired drinks and Food.

The expired products, food and drinks are prohibited to import and enter in Puntland State. If the expired items are found, they should be discarded. The owner of the product will face penalties. If expired products are seen on the markets, the staff and managers of the customs, which those products passed, will face proper penalties.

  1. It is prohibited to give doses of drugs not prescribed by the specialized doctor. Other wise, the seller will be responsible for any side affects caused by this drug and he/she will face legal penalties.
  2. Prohibition of self-styled Doctors.

Qualified Doctors, Nurses and Midwives can only work Health Centers. Those regards themselves doctors, nurses with no qualifications (like, Doctor, Nurse or Midwife) will face legal penalties.

12th Article

Any rules conflict these regulations were cancelled.

13th Article

These regulations take effect after approved by Council representatives and the signature of the President. This will issue for formal distribution.

Regards

President of Puntland State

 Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed  

 

 


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