Lassa: Ondo gets ambulances, medical consumables
By Kemi Olatunde
Ondo State Government has taken delivery of three brand new factory built ambulances and medical consumables to intensify the fight against Lassa fever disease in the state.
The items were received on behalf of the state government by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro last Saturday in Akure
The medical items including the three ambulances were donated to the state government by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) under the Healthier Niger Delta initiative of the commission.
Adegbenro who described the donation as a welcome development said it will assist the government to continue to fight Lassa fever in the state.
While appreciating the NDDC for the kind gesture, the Commissioner said the fact that the cost of treating a patient of Lassa fever is as high as N1.6M neccesitated that the state sought help from agencies.
Adegbenro who noted that the state government has been fighting Lassa fever in the state, stressed that the government would intensify the fight against the disease with the medical items that have been received from the NDDC.
The Ondo State Coordinator of NDDC, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa said when the state recorded an outbreak of Lassa fever few months ago, the Governor made a call to the commission for support .
He said the commission decided to heed the Governor’s call because of his passion and commitment to issues that affect the people of the state.