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Lassa Fever: FG establishes Isolation Unit in FMC Keffi

By Luminous Jannamike

ABUJA – In a bid to checkmate the spread of deadly infectious diseases like Lassa Fever, the federal government has established a Disease Isolation Unit at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, in Nasarawa State.

Lassa Fever

Speaking while commissioning the Isolation Unit, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said the Unit would boost healthcare delivery service and also provide assurance of safety to patients and the general public during the outbreaks of deadly diseases.

“It is hoped that from now on, any suspected case of disease that carries the danger of spreading to other persons would be safely isolated accordingly, for proper care as standard operating procedures have been designed to fish out such patients at the entry points of the hospital, he said.

Also commissioned were an Electronic Personnel Record and a new Administrative Complex.

The Minister said the Electronic Personnel Record (EPR) would be used for proper monitoring of staff members and enhancing efficiency of administrative processes. He added that the projects, initiated and executed by the Keffi FMC, would assist in driving the health sector towards a state of perfection..

“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing its best and wants to upgrade health facilities across the country despite paucity of fund

“In achieving this objective, there is need to work together, all hands must be on deck in driving the health sector in Nigeria,’’ he explained.

 


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