The Ondo state government has reinstated the determination of the present government to be battle ready to combat Lassa fever outbreak.
Commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, made this statement at the meeting of the State Epidemic Preparedness and Response Committee which held in Akure, Ondo state capital.
He said the extended committee which is multi sect oral in nature was called following the recent upsurge in the Lassa fever outbreak in the state.
He stated that the state has not been sleeping over the issue, as the fatality rate in the month of January alone is alarming, hence the need for stakeholders to come together to proffer lasting solution to the issue and tackle the situation headlong.
The commissioner said there is serious partnership between the state and the treatment center, Federal Medical Center, Owo, on the treatment of patients.
Dr Adegbenro stated that the government has given FMC Beds, Personal Protective Equipments (PPE), making arrangement for a 100KVA generator to power the Incidence Lab, Chemistry Analyser, Dialysis machine and some other consumables that will be ready in the next one week.