…warns public to ensure precaution
The Oyo State Government has allayed fear over the current outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in the state following the unraveling outbreak of the disease in Lagos State,
The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Bashiru Bello gave this notice on Friday, during a press conference, held at the conference room of the ministry.
He maintained that despite the report of a confirmed case of the virus in Lagos State, the disease is presently not within the precinct of the state.
The commissioner state: “However, as an organ of a responsive government, the ministry wishes to reiterate its commitment towards ensuring a disease-free Oyo State.”
“At this point, the state has put its facilities on high alert with the deployment if adequate resources to all facilities in case of unforseen circumstances.”
“In the same vein, the public is hereby implored to remain calm but ensure strict adherence to necessary hygiene practices,” he warned.
The commissioner implored the general public again to uphold the hygienic practices of regular hand washing with soap and water, ensuring that any individual that is sick with fever, should promptly sought medical attention in recognised health facilities.
“We also enjoin private based health facilities to conform with expected universal precaution when attending to all clients. There should be need to have a high index of suspicion especially with cases of explainable fever and upper respiratory infections.”
“Let me at this juncture, note that the provision of qualitative healthcare service is not the responsibility.”
“The media, which you all represent, has a cardinal role to play in the dissemination of information to the public and thus a major partner in garnering the public trust,” he pointed.