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News : FG Launches Public Health Emergencies Call Centres
Abuja, Nigeria, Jan 22, 2016 -- The Federal Government has launched a Public call centre at Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to take care of all Public Health emergencies.
Launching the call centre on Thursday, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, reiterated the determination of the present administration to provide access to health care information that will keep diseases away from Nigeria.
In a statement by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Boade Akinola, the Minister urged Nigerians to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the centre to help the government prevent diseases, especially the current Lassa fever outbreak.
The Minister called on citizens, who have symptoms of Lassa fever, to call any of the 10 numbers 097000010 to 19 from anywhere in the country for direction to the appropriate state Epidemiologist or the nearest health facility.
The Minister also said, where possible, patients could be picked-up from their locations and taken to the nearest health facility.
He assured the public that anyone that would use the call facility would certainly receive help.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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