Ebola: Govt. Urged to Enhance Surveillance at Nation’s Borders

As part of efforts to prevention of Ebola virus disease, a public lecture was yesterday held in Sokoto with a call on relevant authorities to enhance surveillance at the nation’s borders, to prevent infected persons from entering into the country. Traditional/religious leaders, health personnel airport official, students, security and law enforcement  operatives and various other groups thronged the Sultan Maccido Institute of Quranic Education for the  programme organised by the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto and the State’s Ministry of Health.

Speaking at the occasion, the Director of Port Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Nasiru Gwarzo noted the need for coordinated response to stop the spread of the disease. He said the federal and state governments and other stakeholders were ensuring required partnership to stop the menace of the Ebola virus disease.

Gwarzo disclosed that motorcycles, protective kits, drugs, among others was purchased by the federal government towards the fight against Ebola Virus Disease. Chief Medical Director,Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital,UDUTH  Sokoto, Dr. Yakubu Ahmed called for collective efforts by all Nigerians against the Ebola Virus Disease. He urged all hands  be on the deck  towards prevention of the deadly disease.

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