Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Doctor Infected With Ebola Virus Still Alive – FG

Doctor Infected With Ebola Virus Still Alive – FG
The Director,Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi, has refuted claims that the infected doctor is dead. Nasidi who spoke at a briefing in Lagos, Monday, said the infected patient had been quarantined and was presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital Lagos.
He said,” We will not be able to release the name of the new contact, but we know that the person is a doctor and a female. The patient is not dead. She is alive. Experts from the local and international organisations are attending to the patient.”
Also, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris ,has appealed to striking doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to call off their strike and join the government to fight the virus.
He added that the state government would be offering incentives to health workers who volunteer to work with the team of doctors that are treating infected patients.
Idris said, “ We also welcome volunteers from the health profession and those who do so shall be given incentives. We also appeal to residents to support the government in fighting the scourge by being cautious.”

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