3 Sep 2014

Nigerian Medical Association bemoans lack of effective framework to prevent Ebola Virus

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Tuesday bemoaned the absence of effective framework needed to curtail further spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.

Speaking at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Akwa, the Anambra State capital, the NMA said though it commends the tremendous efforts of government in halting the spread of the disease, there were still gaps in terms of the necessary structures needed to stop the virus from spreading across the country.

NMA President, Dr Lawrence Obembe who read the communique said "NEC commended the efforts of the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government so far in containing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, and attempts at establishing isolation centres in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)."

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