Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ebola Outbreak: Lagos To Send Health Workers To Sierra Leone

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola had said that the state would soon deploy health workers to Sierra Leone to aid in the fight against Ebola

Lagos State is set to deploy health workers to join the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, Governor Babatunde Fashola has said.
Fashola stated this while speaking at a programme held in Ikeja to commemorate his 2700th day in office.
The governor said that the health workers had aided in the containment of the disease in the state and so they were being sent to replicate their successes in the neighbouring country.
Fashola added further that Nigeria won't be completely safe from the disease until it had been conquered in all the affected countries.
He said:

“Lagos is free from Ebola, Nigeria is free from Ebola. But that does not mean there cannot be another case.”
“For as long as people are moving from countries to countries, the risk of infections is still there."
“That is why I appeal to the Federal Government to continue to scrutinise people travelling into Nigeria from land, sea and air from regions where the problem is still ravaging."
“That is why some of the things the commissioner for health will be announcing very soon is the arrangements we are making to send some of our health workers and volunteers to go and help out in Sierra Leone."
“That is the only way we ,the whole of Africa and the World can be safe.”
The governor also announced the appointment of Dr Oluwakemi Sekoni as Chief Scientific Adviser to aid the formulation of strategies against the disease in the state.
Nigeria as just be declared officially Ebola-free by the World Health Organization today, October 20.

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