Saturday 21st October, 2017
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Medical doctors in Nasarawa take steps to end Lassa fever

Medical doctors in Nasarawa take steps to end Lassa fever

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.