Saturday, 9 August 2014
Lagos Sets up Ebola Isolation Ward
As the number of suspected and confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola Virus continues to soar, the Lagos State Government on Friday set up an isolation centre for patients who have shown symptoms of the Ebola virus. The Isolation Ward is situated behind the Lagos Mainland Hospital at Yaba Lagos and is made up of tents that are fenced with planks.
This is coming shortly after the World Health Organisation, WHO, recommended the establishment of Ebola Treatment Centres and an enforcement of outbreak preventive measures, such as isolation and quarantine, be adopted as a matter of necessity in the handling of the Ebola virus in all countries affected. Commissioning the hospital on Friday was the governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, the state commissioner of Health, Jide Idris, among others. -