Osun Holds Two-Day Sensitisation Workshop On EVD Prevention

Date Posted: September 17, 2014 at 7:12 am

Osun Holds Two-Day Sensitisation Workshop on EVD PreventionAs part of efforts by the government of the State of Osun to further prevent the scorge of the Ebola virus disease, a two-day sensitization workshop put together by the State Ministry of Health in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, was used to train 21 Medical Doctors who will in-turn train other medical personnel across the State on how to prevent Ebola virus.

While opening the workshop, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mrs Temitope Ilori, charged all health workers that all hands must be on deck to kick out Ebola virus from Nigeria.

She stressed further that the knowledge acquired during the training should be properly practised in their various Health Facility.

In a lecture, Dr. John Oladejo, who represented the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [an agency under the Federal Ministry of Health] stated that they are here in Osun to train Health Workers on how to prevent and deal with Ebola Virus.

He then implored all health workers to always check their temperature while go in or out of the hospital in order to know the level of their temperature.

Dr. Oladejo further said that, World Health Organization representative, Dr Riu Miguel Vaz, assured the nation that by November this year, the first batch of Ebola Virus vaccine will be available.

As part of the training, one of the team, Dr. Olarewaju Badimu, practicalized how to put on Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] kits while treating suspected Ebola patients.

Speaking earlier, the Director of Primary Health Care and Disease Control in the State, Dr. Kayode Ogunniyi, appealed to all and sundry to develop the habit of frequent hand washing and avoid handshaking, hugging each other, also abstain from eating bush meat.


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