August 17, 2018

We responded to Ebonyi Lassa Fever promptly, says Adewole (ThisDay)

We responded to Ebonyi Lassa Fever promptly, says Adewole (ThisDay)

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said the federal government through its various health agencies, responded promptly to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State following notification.

Adewole in a statement signed by his Media aide, Kazeem Akintunde, stated that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), an agency under the Federal Ministry of Health, saddled with such responsibility, was in Ebonyi State  48 hours after the news broke in the media.

He said he also personally called the Chief Medical Director, of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki for detailed briefing after reading the news of the outbreak in national dailies. Read more

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