Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ebola: SEE Fashola's Response to Allegations That Patients in Lagos are Being Neglected

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola, has responded to reports that Ebola victims in the Lagos Isolation centre are being neglected. In a statement released by the Governor, he clears the air saying…

“This address has become necessary to respond to a series of text messages, e-mails and telephone calls that I have received in order to reiterate some of what you may already know, to share information about what you may not know, and to keep every­body safe. This has become the moreso in the light of allegations that are making the rounds, either that victims are being neglected, or that a useful drug or vac­cine is being rejected or that there is a shortage of funds.

“I wish to state very categorically that none of these is true.”“I understand that you expect special care for your loved ones, and this is to be expected. I assure you that they are receiving the best care that the experts have recommended to us, given the circumstances; because they say that this is the best way to proceed especially because experienced personnel in Ebola containment and management have al­ways been a challenge.

“What is true is that the Ebola virus did not break out from within Nigeria; it was imported into Nigeria. What is true is that we have followed all the contacts that we know who have had primary and secondary contacts with the patient who imported the virus into our state, or with people who had contact with him.”

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