The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Teaching Hospital (TH) has declared that it has adequately stopped the spread of yellow fever in Edo state, particularly with the provision of free vaccines and the deployment of community health personnel to curtail the ailment in several affected communities in the state.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UBTH, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, made this known to press men during the hospital staff award ceremony/end of year party in Benin City, Edo State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Obaseki applauded the prompt response of the hospital’s management team in tackling the ailment in the wake of the outbreak. He said the hospital is committed to ensuring safety of lives, providing of free vaccines to staff, students and the general public.
“In UBTH, we have provided treatment for about 20 to 30 patients that were brought in from communities mostly affected by the yellow fever outbreak in the state. The hospital also opened isolation ward where yellow fever patients were attended to.
“Also, UBTH started the vaccination in the state. We provided the vaccination free of charge to our staff and members of the public. Our community Health/Medical Department joined with support from the Edo state government and World Health Organization (WHO) who sent workforce to the epicenter in villages with the worst hit by the outbreak to help curtail the spread of the yellow fever disease,” he stated.
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