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Lagos Dismisses Reported Death Of Ebola Patient At Any State General Hospital

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State Government on has restated that there has been no reported case of the death of any person infected with Ebola Virus Disease at the Alimosho General Hospital, Igando or any of the other Government hospitals in the State.

In a statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Lateef Ibirogba, the government dispelled the rumour making the round that an Ebola infected person had died at the government owned hospital in Alimosho.

He said the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris had addressed the issue during the last Ebola Virus Disease update press briefing, where he assured residents of the State that the hospital was safe and medically sound for them to patronize.

Ibirogba cautioned the residents against sending panicky unsubstantiated messages through the social media network, adding that the Ebola Virus Disease is being properly managed by the State Government in collaboration with the Federal Government and other international partners.

As he said, the State has opened an Isolation Ward for the treatment of EVD infected persons where they would be adequately managed by experts in line with the World Health Organisation Standards.

He explained that only four deaths, including the index case, have been recorded in the country since the deadly disease was imported by the Liberian, adding that all hands are on the pump to get rid of the disease.



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