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plateau releases N95m for Ebola control
2014-10-02 21:32
Jos – The Plateau Government has released
N95 million in its effort to control the
spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the
state, an official has said.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Fom
Dakwak, announced the amount in Jos on
Thursday while inaugurating some vehicles
purchased for the prevention and control
of EVD.
He said the vehicles were for transporting
items and equipment from isolation
centres to the quarantine area.
According to the commissioner, the
ambulance was going to be equipped with
lifesaving facilities comprising an installed
patient monitor machine for observing
blood pressure, respiratory rate, blood
oxygen control and a host of other things.
The commissioner said that other
equipment, such as efficient pump to
control the hydration level of patients and
infusion pump which automatically sets
the intravenous fluid to control electrolyte
imbalances, would also be installed in the
vehicle.
Also read: Nigeria Ebola free, president tells
UN
However, he said that the ambulance
would only be used to transfer critically ill
patients even after the Ebola phases out,
but that it would not be used for the
transportation of corpses.
Dakwak revealed that 4 000 Personal
Protective Equipment for Ebola would be
distributed to primary and secondary
schools in the state.
He noted that the effort of the government
in curbing the disease has made the state
a role model globally.
He said the country no longer had any
record case of EVD quarantined persons.
– NAN

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