PANIC AS LASA FEVER PATIENT RUNS AWAY FROM HOSPITAL IN OSUN STATE: IT IS NOT TRUE AS WE DO NOT HAVE SUCH RECORDS…HEALTH COMMISSIONER
There waa a panic in Osogbo, the Osun state capital when it was rumoured in an online publications (not DOPERCH.COM) that one of the two lasa fever victims have ran and escaped to the city and may likely starts to spread the epidemics.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu have to clear the air and made it known on Monday in Osogbo, at a news conference that it was not true.
This is as Dr Olasiji Olamiju, the Special Adviser to Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Public Health, said there was no truth in the report that one of the victims had escaped from the hospital.
Olamiju said the state government does not have such information at its disposal.
He said the state government had embarked on sensitisation programme on the outbreak of the virus in all the local government areas in the state.
Olamiju appealed to residents of the state to keep a clean environment and also ensure that they keep their homes from rats.
While appealing to people of the state not to panic, Olamiju noted that the virus was common during the dry season