Ebola: Nasarawa take measures to prevent outbreak

Nasarawa State
Nasarawa State

The state has already set up isolation centres.

The Nasarawa State Government on Monday said it has put measures in place to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the state.

Addressing a press conference at the state Ministry of Health along Jos Road, Lafia, the Commissioner for Health, Emmanuel Akabe, said despite the fact the state was still free from the disease, adequate measures have been put in place to prevent and contain it in case of any eventuality.

The commissioner said the state government has embarked on sensitisation workshops and media campaigns to enlighten the public on the possible ways of preventing the disease.

Mr. Akabe said plans were on ground to take the campaign to various higher institutions of learning and traditional institutions in the state.

He added that the state had also procured a handful of personal protective materials and ordered a brand new ambulance with life-saving gadgets.

Mr. Akabe said an isolation centre with a 50-bed capacity had been set aside in Lafia to cater for patients with the disease.

According to the commissioner, the state government has also designated Federal Medical Centre, Keffi and Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Annex to serve as isolation centres.

He gave the state emergency numbers as 08144741615, 08171008769 and 08114051588.

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