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Obaseki wants more surveillance against Lassa Fever

APC candidate Godwin Obaseki has charged health officials in the state to strengthen epidemiology surveillance and response to curtail the spread of the disease while promising to boost healthcare facilities for improved service delivery when elected governor.

Obaseki made the charge when he received a group of young medical students who paid him a courtesy visit in Benin City. In his address to the students, he noted that boosting education and improving healthcare delivery in the state are a critical part of his prosperity agenda for Edo people.

On the topical public health issue of Lassa fever, Obaseki said, “Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital is one of only two hospitals in Nigeria with functional laboratories for testing and confirmation of Lassa fever disease, and we must leverage on the institution’s expertise to ensure an adequate state-wide response in case of an outbreak.”

 


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