Lassa Fever: Akeredolu Donates Medical Items To FMC, Owo

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Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo State Government has donated medical items to Federal Medical Centre, Owo for improved healthcare service delivery against Lassa fever.

Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the Commissioner for Health, made the donation on behalf of the state government to the management of the FMC in Owo on Tuesday.

Adegbeenro said the gesture was to appreciate FMC and its strides in tackling the menace of Lassa fever in the state.

The items donated include; 560 pieces of personal protective equipment, 1,000 surgical gloves, 500 hand gloves, 800 hand sanitisers and 60 bottles of hand wash and 500 thermometers.

The commissioner said the materials were meant to be used by health workers to forestall contagion of the disease.

"About two months ago, we were in a serious problem because the Lassa fever was ravaging the state but now the siege is over," he said."

The commissioner said the materials were meant for better management of healthcare services.

He also said that the items were donated as part of the state government's supporting gesture to the FMC in discharging its duties.
"We are going to put machinery in motion to ensure we do not record outbreak again.

"I thank FMC, Owo for rendering invaluable healthcare services to people of the state,'' he said.

The commissioner, who said the state government would build a laboratory to handle test cases, called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to assist the state government to ensure the success of the proposed project.

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