As part of efforts to see to the end of the dreaded LASSA Fever, Ebonyi state government have dedicated 250 million Naira to the fight against the disease.
During the inspection the level of work done on the LASSA fever virology centre under construction by his administration at the Federal Medical Centre in Abakaliki, Mr Umahi said that equipment for the centre had already been acquired.
He also added, “The state executive went further to approve four ambulances to attack LASSA fever. One should be in Abakaliki here and one should be in each of the designated hospitals in the three senatorial zones. “We have also directed that emergency building or caravan be constructed. It is not good to allow any suspected Lassa fever patient to go to our general hospital or primary health care centre because it could further spread and that is why we want to isolate any case identified through advocacy campaign.