Ebola: Kwara bans corpses without death certificate

Ebola patient being attended to during the last outbreak

The state says it will increase vigilance on its borders with Benin Republic

As part of efforts to guide against the outbreak of Ebola, the Kwara State Government has henceforth banned corpses that have no death certificates.

The government ordered owners of corpses entering Kwara State to obtain death certificates to ascertain the cause of death.

The Commissioner of Health, Abdul-Kayode Issa, gave the order in llorin on Thursday while addressing newsmen on the measures the state Government put in place to guide against the outbreak of the disease.

The Commissioner said the request for death certificates for corpses entering the state is to further guide against the outbreak since it is contagious.

He directed people conveying corpses to the state to register with the nearest health centres before going to their destinations.

Mr. Issa said the state government has set up rapid response committee on the disease to urgently attend to any victims suspected of contracting the disease in any part of the state.

The commissioner added that the state government has provided free ambulances in all the three senatorial districts of the state to cater for any unforeseen circumstances.

He said the state government has commenced cross border collaboration at international borders in the state to check against the outbreak of the disease.

The commissioner however assured the people of the state that there is no cases of the Ebola virus in all parts of the state.

Mr. Issa advised the residents in the state to complement the government’s effort by maintaining a decent environment, wash hands regularly and avoid taking bush meats among others.


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