Delta Health Commissioner and SSA Health Monitoring, At Asaba International Airport, Call For Calm
By Jerry Onwuma
The Honourable Commissioner of Health, Delta State Dr. Ononye Emordi alongside the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Health monitoring, Dr Michael Nwoko has called for calm amongst members of the public, following the outbreak of Corona virus in Lagos, Nigeria.
Dr. Mordi made this call when he alongside the SSA Health monitoring, Dr Michael Nwoko visited the Asaba International Airport on 29th February, 2020 to inspect the clinic set up and properly educate the health team on ground on Coronavirus protocol.
According to the Commissioner, there was no cause for alarm or panic as every necessary machinery is being put in place to effectively manage the situation.
He added that, he was confident in the team of medical experts on ground and that, more man power will be added to what was on ground to ensure full and adequate control of the situation.
“At the moment, there is no established case of Coronavirus in Delta State, the only established case is the one reported in Lagos and I can assure you the situation is under control as all the persons the victim had contact with are being fully quarantined.,’
‘The idea is to curtail panic and fear and ensure safety of all Deltans.’ The Commissioner maintained.
On his part, Dr. Nwoko stated that they were at the Asaba international Airport to ensure that all hands were on deck to check and equipment put in place to forestall any emergency. He added that an isolation centre is being set up in case of any emergency.
He also said that the Delta State Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on infectious decease has been activated for Coronavirus Disease.
‘The State’s Emergency Operations Centre on infectious decease has been activated for Corona virus disease.
The whole idea is to have a full medical team on ground for effective control measures, so that we can reduce the spread to zero level, and that the excise will continue.’
Dr Nwoko further stated, ‘similar measures are also in place at the Osubi Airport and the seaport in Warri.
We also took time to test run the instruments recently deployed here in order to enhance the capacity of the team to conduct preliminary checks on passengers arriving at the airport.’ He added.
Some of the passengers seen at the Airport expressed satisfaction with what they saw on ground and appreciated the commitment of the State Government towards ensuring safety of the passengers and Deltans at large following the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Lagos, Nigeria.