In a bid to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola virus imported into the country by Patrick Sawyer, the Edo State Government has also set up a Rapid Response Committee.
While inaugurating the committee earlier today, Dr. (Mrs.) Aihanuwa Eregie who represented the Permanent Secretary described the committee as one of the largest the state has ever set up.
“You will agree with me that since the unfortunate importation of the deadly Ebola virus disease by the American-Liberian, Dr. Patrick Sawyer on the 20 July 2014, the disease has been declared a serious national emergency requiring all hands to be on the deck to prevent, control and isolate our unfortunate brothers and sisters that are down with the illness. This committee is a critical step in the prevention, control, isolation and treatment of cases of the disease,” Dr. Eregie said.
The state commissioner for information also spoke on why the state decided to set up the committee:
“Ebola is not a death sentence. We don’t have any Ebola ?case in the state, but the governor insisted that we set up this committee to be on the safe side.”
Yeah, prevention and preparation can help avoid a nasty outbreak