Lassa Fever: FG launches National Call Centre

Lassa Fever: FG launches National Call Centre

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In an effort to nip in the bud cases of Lassa Fever and other public health emergencies, the Federal Government has launched a National Call Centre.
The Call Centre will be domi­ciled at the Nigeria Centre for Dis­ease Control (NCDC).

While launching the Centre in Abuja, yesterday, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, explained that the introduction of the Centre is a demonstration of the determi­nation of the President Buhari-led
government to provide easy access to health care services and information to all Nigerians.

He, however, advised Nigerians to avail themselves of the oppor­tunity provided by the Centre to assist the government in its deter­mination to prevent communica­ble diseases, especially the current Lassa fever outbreak.

Adewole therefore, called on citizens who have symptoms of Lassa Fever to call any of the ten (10) numbers 097000010 to 19 from anywhere in the country and such will be directed to the appro­priate state Epidemiologist or refer them to the nearest health facility.

In a statement by the Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry, Boade Akinola (Mrs), the minister promised that: “where possible, patients could be picked-up from their locations and taken­to the nearest health facility.

He assured that any one that uses the call facility will get prompt response.

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