Ebola Outbreak : NMA Calls For Vigilance, & National Routes Border Surveillance
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says the recent declaration of outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is another major setback to the world.
A statement made available to newsmen in Abuja,observed that the devastation brought about by the last outbreak still remains fresh in their minds.
“West Africa was worst affected with more than 11,000 deaths recorded in the Ebola outbreak in 2014-2015, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Efforts by the Government of Federal Republic of Nigeria has been acclaimed as one of the best moment the country demonstrated-That where there is political will success is assured.”
The role of our fallen heroes especially Late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh in the control of the spread of the disease is not only worth remembering but remind us on the need to make sacrifices for our country.
It is based on the above that the Nigerian Medical Association is calling on the federal government to remain vigilant, strengthen response team, border and other national routes of entry surveillance.
NMA is ready to partner with the FMOH to achieve another resounding success on the prevention and control of this fresh outbreak.
We also wish to call on all health teams to refresh their knowledge on clinical presentation of Ebola, apply universal basic precautions in patients’ care and use the standard protocols of management and reporting of suspected cases.
The NMA also wishes to call on Nigerians not to panic and to cooperate with government in securing our nation especially during surveillance at entry points if the need arises.
Finally, the NMA assures all Nigerians of the readiness of her members to do more to safe guards the health of the Nation.