Niger State Government, yesterday dismissed insinuation of outbreak of Lasa Fever in the state, insisting that there was no case of Lassa Fever recorded in the state.
The state government announced immediate reintroduction of the monthly sanitation cancelled by the immediate past administration. Briefing newsmen after the weekly State Executive Council, SEC, meeting, Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr Muhammad Sidi, said “There had been no single case of Lassa Fever recorded in Niger State because government has taken steps to guard against it.
“Sensitization on the causes of the diseases is ongoing in all nooks and crannies of the state and disease surveillance centres have been put in place with free drugs for treatment and prevention of the disease. Already, 500 dozens and 200 dozens of preventive and treatment drugs have been procured and my Ministry is always in touch with the National Disease Control Centre for any eventuality.”