Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Edo gets new Lassa fever treatment centre

By Jessica Onyegbula on 20/03/2019

Views: 348

• Edo State Commissioner for Health Dr. David Osifo
• Edo State Commissioner for Health Dr. David Osifo

The Edo Government says it has established a new Lassa fever treatment centre in Benin City, the state capital, to make treatment of the disease more accessible to the people.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr David Osifo, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Wednesday.

Osifo said that the idea was to decongest Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) which offers treatment for the disease.

He said the centre, located at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, would handle most of the cases in Edo South.

The commissioner said that the state planned to build another treatment centre in Auchi to carter for patients in Edo North Senatorial District.

“We have built another centre at Stella Obasanjo centre to make treatment more accessible to the people because Irrua is far from town.

“We are building another one in Auchi in Edo North and it will be completed soon.

“We plan to duplicate the equipment we have in ISTH at the Auchi treatment centre. This means that each of the three senatorial districts in Edo will have a treatment centre.

“By the time we put all these facilities in place, we are sure that the high mortality rate in the state will drop,” Osifo said.

According to the commissioner, the state government has spent over N100 million to procure equipment for the control and treatment of Lassa fever at the ISTH in 2019.

He said that the amount was used to procure two dialysis machines, mobile x-ray machine, ventilator, personal protective equipment and drugs.

Osifo noted that the Governor, Godwin Obaseki, was working tirelessly with his team to ensure that Lassa fever was completely eradicated from the state.

He also urged Edo residents to ensure that they kept their environment clean always to discourage the breeding of rodents.

Osifo commended the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its timely interventions and support which had drastically reduced the rate of spread of the disease in the state this year.

He also commended NCDC for supplying the state with Ribavrin, the drug used in treating Lassa fever patients.

NAN reports that Edo is one of the states in the country that are endemic for Lassa fever with over 700 suspected cases, about 184 confirmed cases and 29 deaths recorded. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 20/03/2019 6:19:19 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Prayers by Christians aided success of 2015 general...

Senator Chukwumerije, combatant for equity and justice, says...

MTN’s market dominance: At what cost?

Police nab soldier selling ammunition to kidnappers, 61...

Plateau SSG, commissioner resign to contest 2019 elections...

Presidency alleges smear campaign plot

Osanebi bags students award

Curfew imposed in Taraba over herdsmen-farmers clashes

ACF blasts suicide bombers, condemns Biu Market attack...

Children are Nigeria’s most important treasure — Saraki...

FG restates commitment to improving adult literacy rate...

Between history and current demands in Nigeria, By...

 

Latest News RUGA: Northern governors, youths in secret meeting Three beaten to death over alleged attempt to steal cattle Company to employ 50,000 Nigerians Insecurity: Eminent Nigerians, elder statesmen, activists hold emergency meeting, task Buhari U.S. singer falls in love with Barack Obama, needs his sperm for kids Relocation call: Miyetti Allah, others disown northern elders 1,000 babies delivered monthly through CS at FCT general hospitals Enough of lies, propaganda, outright falsehood, Ajimobi’s aides warn Makinde ‘A Great Patriot’: Atiku, Saraki, others celebrate Peter Obi Kwara Governor tasks appointees on due process, public trust Election loser embarks on thank you tour Prof. Chukwu identifies 4 challenges facing asthma treatment, eradication

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (510,163 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,606 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,590 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,793 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,550 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,236 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,372 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (223,948 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,278 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,838 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,427 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (187,035 views)

 

NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,358) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,075) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (779) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,727) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (164) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,850) Opinion (1,292) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,170) Religion (1,051) Sports (2,104) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera