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Ondo Is Battle Ready To Tackle Coronavirus – Akeredolu

File photo: An infectious diseases hospital in Ondo state

By Abooluwa Famakinwa, Akure

Akeredolu (L) visited the infectious diseases control centre in Akure

The ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has allayed the fear of residents of the State, saying the State is battle ready to tackle corona virus to finish.

The Governor made this statement while on an inspection visit to the states” Infectious Disease Hospital, Igbatoro road, Akure.

Arakunrin Akeredolu said the essence of the visit is to let the state know the level of preparedness of the state to combat the menace of corona virus.

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He added that the State has successfully battled Lassa Fever, so can also battle the COVID 19 virus as what is needed is a purpose built, well equipped Infectious Disease Hospital.

The Governor said the facility was built during the Ebola outbreak by the last administration but his administration improved and equipped it.

He further added that the purpose built Public Health Laboratory in the hospital was built by his administration but equipped by some partners, while still appealing to international donors to lend a helping hand in equipping it to standard .

The governor who said some workers of the hospital will soon be in Lagos to get first hand information on the management of corona virus, urged residents to minimize contact, stop shaking hands, rubbing of bodies, wash hands regularly and use handsanitizers.

The Special Adviser to the governor on health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye who took the governor’s entourage round the facility explained the nitty-gritty of the facility.

He took the entourage to the Staff office, Attendants area, 20 bedded holding area, Treatment area for those that are positive, the waste disposal area, purpose built laboratory among others.

The Consultant to the state government on Contributory Health Scheme, Dr Olufunso Ani told the the team that the hospital has three Ambulances and that the medical personnel in the facility need more training on treatment protocol.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab who spoke with journalists said the state has been trained from battling Lassa and health workers trained on how to protect themselves.

Dr Adegbenro added that Personal Protective Equipment have been procured and more will be provided.

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