The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has sought the support and partnership of Government hospitals in preventing the outbreak of diseases and disasters in Nigeria.
The Ekiti Head of Operations of NEMA, Mr Kadiri Olarewaju, who made the call during a courtesy visit to both Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti and Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital EKSUTH in Ado-Ekiti called on residents to refrain from activities capable of causing disasters in the state.
Olarewaju said that the visit became necessary for both institutions to work as a team in reducing outbreaks of diseases such as monkey pox, Yellow fever, lassa fever in the country, as well as for readiness of the hospital in ensuring effective response to disasters victims.
The NEMA Boss who was recently transferred to Ekiti State, said the visit was also to seek partnership of the hospitals in ensuring safe and disaster- free environments , adding that hospitals play a major role in reducing disasters by saving life during emergencies.
The Chief Medical Director, CMD, of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, who appreciated the visit of the NEMA officials , assured them of the necessary partnership within the legal framework in attempt for NEMA to fulfill it’s mandate.
He said that both institutions were known for human services and emergency rescue care, stressing that the hospital has capable hands in the emergency department.
Also, his counterpart, at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, EKSUTH represented by the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, CMAC, Prof. Dare Ogunlusi, said that preventive practices would limit the burden on the hospital and create a better life to Ekiti people.
He added that the hospital has an effective department for infection control and emergency in ensuring that outbreak is reduced to it’s barest minimum in the state.
He appreciated the visit of the NEMA team to the hospital saying that the hospital is ready to partner with them in reducing disasters in the state. (NAN)