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Lassa fever: Obaseki gives Irrua 2-day ultimatum

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has given the management of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) up to Thursday to install mobile X-ray machine donated to the hospital.

The governor said the machine was donated to the hospital for the sake of fighting the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in the state that needed immediate installation.

Obaseki, represented by his Deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu, gave the two-day ultimatum on Tuesday in Irrua when he visited the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control at the state teaching hospital.

He urged the management and the mobile x-ray machine suppliers to work in harmony during the installation process to avoid errors.

He said they should also ensure full utilisation of equipment that was procured by the State Government for the hospital to fight Lassa fever and related diseases.

Shaibu inspected the two newly installed dialysis machines at the Lassa fever Renal Unit which were already in used by patients.

He, however, assured the hospital management that the governor has ordered for a ventilator machine, which would be arriving in the state within two days.

The Chairman, Medical Adversary Committee, Dr Wilson Ovienra, thanked the state government for the support given to them in fighting Lassa fever.

Ovienra assured that they would ensure proper use of the machine, adding that they will ensure reduction of Lassa fever mortality. (NAN)

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