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Published On: Mon, Sep 1st, 2014

Ebola: NYSC to set up screening centres in camps

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam with agency report

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen Johnson Olawumi, at the weekend, said the corps might have to set up Ebola virus screening centres in orientation camps across the country to fight against the spread of the dreaded disease in the camps.

He said the corps had been taking measures to ensure safety of the corps members and staff of the organisation during the orientation camp programme.

The NYSC DG said this in Akure, Ondo State capital, at the inauguration of the NYSC/State government collaboration on monthly environmental exercise, at the Democracy Park.

According to him, the corps was determined to ensure that the corps members deployed from various states of the country are free from the deadly virus.

He explained that at the recently concluded orientation camp, the NYSC was involved in many preventive measures with hand sanitisers provided in the camps.

Olawumi also said the organisation had ensured that its clinics in the camps were stocked with drugs and medical staff on ground to provide the needed services.

Speaking on the sanitation programme, he said it was part of the move to achieve his vision for the NYSC scheme which is “to increase the impact of the scheme and expand its value to critical stakeholders.” He said the programme would enable corps members to render selfless service by helping to maintain a safe and sustainable environment in the country.

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