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Ebola: Kwara bans corpses without death certificates

As part of effort to guide against the outbreak of Ebola in Kwara State, the state government has ordered owners of corpses entering the state to obtain truly certified death certificates to ascertain the cause of death.

Gov Abdulfatai Ahmed of Kwara State

Gov Abdulfatai Ahmed of Kwara State

Alhaji Abdul-Kayode Issa, the Commissioner for Health, gave this order in llorinon Thursday while addressing newsmen on the measures the state government has put in place to guide against the outbreak of the disease.

Issa said the request for certified death certificates for corpses entering the state is to further guide against the outbreak of Ebola since it is contagious.

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He directed anybody or group of people bringing corpses to the state to register with the nearest health centre before going to their destinations.

Issa said the state government has set up a rapid response committee on the disease to urgently attend to any victim discovered in the state.

The Commissioner added that the state government has provided free ambulances in all the three senatorial districts of the state to cater for any unforeseen circumstances.

He said the state government has commenced cross border collaboration at international borders in the state to check against the outbreak of the disease.

The Commissioner assured the people of the state that there is no case of the Ebola virus in all part of the state.

Issa advised the residents in the state to complement government’s efforts by maintaining a decent environment, wash hands regularly and avoid taking bush meats among others.
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