Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
As part of efforts to protect health workers as well as prevent the spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus, the Ekiti State government has procured and distributed Personal Protective Kits to all the Specialist and General Hospitals in the state.
Items distributed to three State Specialist Hospitals and 17 General Hospitals include recyclable overalls, disposable overalls, respiration masks, aprons and rubber gloves.
Other items are examination gloves, boot covers, sodium hypochante and safety goggles.
Distributing the items to the hospitals, the Permanent Secretary of the Hospital Management Board, Dr. Kolawole Aina reiterated the commitment of the state government to health care delivery.
Dr Aina stressed government’s resolve to leave no stone unturned towards ensuring the protection of people in the state adding that keeping the ebola virus out of the state would not be compromised.
He urged the health workers to make judicious use of the items distributed emphasizing the need to exhibit positive attitude to their work in order to achieve efficiency and effectiveness.
The Permanent Secretary also cautioned workers in the State Civil Service against engaging in partisan politics adding that they must remain professional and shun truancy and absenteeism.