Ebola scare: Anambra bans corpses from outside
•Six patients relocated from hospital housing suspicious corpse
Corpses are henceforth barred from being taken into Anambra from outside the state,at least for now.
This follows the scare triggered by the deposit of the corpse of a native of the state at the morgue of a private hospital at Nkwelle Ezunaka,in Oyi Local Government Area of the state.
The man died in Liberia which,along with Guinea and Sierra Leone ,is waging a battle against an Ebola outbreak.
The cause of the man’s death is yet unknown .
The scare was partly on account of the death in Lagos last week of a Liberian,Patrick Sawyer.
Mr Sawyer died of the disease.
Six patients who were on admission in the Nkwelle Ezunaka hospital have been relocated to the Umueri General Hospital in Anambra East Council Area.
A medical team from the Federal Ministry of Health was being expected in the state yesterday to investigate the cause of the man’s death.
But as a precaution,Governor Willie Obiano yesterday ordered security agencies in the state not to allow any corpse to be brought into the state from outside.
He said there was no confirmation yet that the man died of Ebola.
The governor who addressed women at the Women Development Centre ,Awka said only an investigation by experts could confirm the cause of the man’s death.
Sources said security men yesterday prevented relations of the deceased from allegedly smuggling his corpse from the mortuary.
It was also gathered that the six patients were removed from the hospital as a precaution.
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