Ebola: Ogun puts health workers on red alert
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has put health officials in the border areas of the state on red alert to forestall the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
He urged to doctors to stop the nationwide strike embarked upon by members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) about a month ago.
Amosun, who was speaking at the Annual General Meeting of NMA, Ogun State Chapter in Abeokuta yesterday, lamented the rate at which human lives were being lost due to the strike.
“We are terribly exposed because we have numerous border towns in our state. All the health officials and other government agents in border areas have been put on red alert to work assiduously to curtail the infiltration of the deadly Ebola virus.
“It is true that the environment is not the way our doctors want but I want to appeal to them to try as much as possible to avoid strike because their service is more of service to humanity.
“I’m happy to know that this strike is not about your remuneration but clamour for facilities that will enhance your performance. Let’s endeavour to strike a balance on issues that brought about this strike for the sake of the lives we are losing daily nationwide,” he said.
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