THE MINISTER of
Health, Professor. Isaac
Adewole has urged
the Management of the
Federal Medical Centre,
Gusau in Zamfara State
to urgently activate a
case finding mission
to stem the current
outbreak of meningitis
in the state.
Adewole gave this
directive during his
visit to the hospital on
Monday and said, “Set
up a rapid response team
and let them go and find
cases.’’
“This is not the time to
wait for referrals before
you treat. You should go
out and search for the
cases.”
He called on the
hospital to assist in
strengthening the
Primary Health Care
system in the state in
order to curtail the current
meningitis outbreak and
future occurrences.
The Minister further
recalled the picture of a
girl who received treated
on the floor in one of
the state Primary Health
Centres which made the
front page of a recent
edition of a National
Newspaper describing it
as unacceptable.
“What I saw in The News
Paper is unacceptable.
They are human beings
and not animals and we
must treat them with
dignity.”
He promised that the
ministry would support
the hospital to ensure
that Zamfara people
access healthcare and
also halt unnecessary
deaths in the state.

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