The Ogun State Government is intensifying its surveillance and other preventive measures around border towns and communities, so as to prevent the outbreak of Ebola disease in the State.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye made this known while fielding questions from newsmen, during the General Meeting of the State chapter, National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP), held at the NMA House, Abeokuta.
“We are working with National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to make sure that we prepare facilities for isolation, training and retraining of health workers and make sure we position necessary gadgets to support the nurses. We have also intensified surveillance, so that any suspected case can be identified and isolated as soon as possible, before they become public health danger”, the Commissioner said.
Dr. Ipaye charged members of NAGGMDP on efficient management of resources, adding that policies on health must be reviewed in order to have competent hands that could deliver effective healthcare services.
The Chairman, NAGGMDP, Dr. Femi Odusote, posited that the programme was a bi-annual event where health workers gathered for reunion, proffer solutions to problems and to assist Government in area of improved health delivery.