Concerned by the recurrent outbreak of Lassa fever, the Nigerian Medical Association has concluded plans to halt the epidemic in Nasaraw State.
The medical experts drawn from different health centers in the state met in Lafia and deliberated mainly on how best they would come up with measures to tackled the diseases through awareness.
Among other measures taken by the group is to ensure medical best practices within the state. It also inaugurated leaders of 15 committees whose primary assignments would cut across legislation, anti quackery, welfare, discipline and a building committee for the construction of its secretariat.
The Nasarawa state chairman of NMA, Dr Christopher Edeh, while addressing journalists, said that the meeting was imperative giving the unfortunate circumstances of the Lassa fever outbreak in the state.
As medical professionals, he said, there was the need for an urgent intervention, first to create awareness to members and thereafter sensitised the general public.
Dr Edeh however, lamented that Nasarawa ranks top among other states in the country in terms of quacks in the medical profession.