The Edo State Government has revealed plans to establish a quarantine centre as measures to prevent the outbreak of Monkey Pox in the state.
The state Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr Paul Ohonbamu, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the state Executive Council (EXCO) meeting in Benin on Wednesday.
Ohonbamu urged residents who observed any symptom of the disease to call the following lines: Dr Osamwonyi Irowa, a Director in the ministry on: O8023345987, and Dr Osa Bruce on: 08084096723
He beckoned on the state Ministry of Health to establish a situation room to monitor developments over the disease which has hit some parts of the South-south of Nigeria.
“The state ministry of health has been asked to reactivate an old centre located at Ikpoba slope area of the state to serve as a dedicated situation room so that monitoring of the disease could be done.
“We are calling on citizens to be circumspect but calm and adhere to good health practices that will prevent contacting and spreading of the disease.
“Also massive public enlightenment on preventive measures of the disease would be embarked upon across the 18 local government areas of the state,’’ he said.