Lagos State government has prepared an isolation ward for patients with symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease(EVD), situated at Lagos Mainland Hospital, Yaba area of Lagos in order to enable health workers contain the situation and reduce possible spread.
At an inspection visit to the facility on Friday, the State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said that the facility was ready for use, as the state tackles the outbreak of Ebola disease that has claimed two lives.
The Governor told reporters that he was there to see the environment in which the health workers handling the situation were working, the level of preparation and their level of protection.
“The State has a health challenge on her hands and the administration is concerned about the people in terms of their well-being and for the people who have taken leadership to help in containing it. He stated
Also with the Governor were, the Commissioners for Health, Dr Jide Idris, Special Duties, Dr Wale Ahmed and Special Adviser on Public Health, Dr Yewande Adeshina.