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Published On: Thu, Aug 7th, 2014

Ebola: Delta govt designates 7 Hospitals as Isolation Centres

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From Adesoji Oyinlola, Lagos

Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday disclosed that

the state government has set up a committee to educate and sensitize Deltans on the prevention and management of the Ebola virus.

Dr. Uduaghan, who called on Deltans not to panic as there was no identified case of the Ebola virus in the state, said that seven hospitals in the state have been designated as isolation centres to handle any suspected case as part of the management measures put in place by the government.

Speaking during a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders’ meeting for Delta-North senatorial zone in Asaba, the governor said that the committee, which comprised the Commissioners of Health, Information and Environment, has been inaugurated and would brief

Deltans on the measures already taken to ensure that the virus does not enter the state.

“There is no Ebola virus in Delta state and it will not come to the state. We are doing everything possible to deal with the scourge. We have set up an inter-ministerial committee, comprising the Commissioners for Health, Environment and Information to sensitise and brief Deltans on the measures in place to tackle any outbreak in the state”, Dr. Uduaghan stated.

Continuing, he said: “We have designated seven hospitals in the state as isolation centres where any suspected cases will be managed. Also every Local government area has a contact person and there is a

contact phone numbers- 08140512457, and32815 where text messages [SMS] can be sent to report any suspected cases.”

While calling on the people of the state not to panic, as measures were in place to tackle any likely outbreak, Dr. Uduaghan said “We require the cooperation of all Deltans to stop any outbreak in the state, we need to up our personal hygiene, wash our hands regularly and use hand sanitizers.

 

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