Osun Free Of Ebola – Commissioner

timthumb (2)Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Temitope Ilori has reiterated that the state is free of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.

She disclosed this in Osogbo at an Ebola sensitisation workshop organised by the State Ebola Virus prevention committee for religious groups in the state.

The commissioner disclosed that the suspected case of a Student at Obafemi Awolowo University campus, turned negative after undergoing medical screening, adding that presently, the country has no single case of victim undergoing treatment for the virus.

In her address, the state Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Professor Olubukola Oyawoye, urged religious leaders to see themselves as stakeholders in the fight against the deadly scourge.

Oyawoye hinted that the essence of the workshop is for the religious leaders to help spread the gospel of the fight against the disease among their various congregations, while the Director of Primary Healthcare and Disease Control, Dr Kayode Ogunniyi emphasised the need for regular washing of hands and hygienic living as the most potent way of preventing contacting the virus.

In separate interviews, the religious leaders at the workshop commended the state government for taking proactive measures against the disease, saying everyone has a role to play by sensitising their neighbours and immediate family members.