The Ministry of Health has expressed it determination to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus Disease in the country before the six months predicted by a non-governmental organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, aka Doctors Without Borders elapses.
The NGO had said that it would take at least six months to contain the spread of the virus after it President, Joanne Liu, said the situation was “deteriorating faster, and moving faster, than we can respond to.”
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Dan Nwomeh, has said that the ministry had partnered with the Federal Government and the 36 states to curb the spread of the disease before the period predicted by Doctors Without Borders.
He said, “What the ministry is doing is probably what you know. The Federal Government, with the ministry, has put certain measures in place to ensure that the outbreak does not last up to the predicted six months.”
Nwomeh added that the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, had expressed confidence that the disease would soon be brought to an end in the country.
He said, “The minister is very confident Nigeria’s case will not be up to six months. The World Health Organisation was only referring to West Africa as a whole, not specifically Nigeria.
By Bankole Jamgbadi
Source: TODAY NG
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