By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
In order to prevent record of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in Osun state, the state Ministry of Health has set up five different committees to prevent the spread of the dangerous virus to the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. (Mrs) Temitope Ilori while inaugurating the committees in Osogbo on Wednesday, 13th August, 2014 said the purpose of inaugurating committees is to sensitize the public and deliberate on ways to tackle and prevent the incursion of the deadly disease into the state.
She listed the five committees as medical, information and environment, forestry, education and women advocacy committees.
According to her, each committee will play the role of sensitization in order to ensure quality and preventive control of the Ebola Virus in the state.
Speaking at the inauguration, the state Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Professor Olubukola Oyawoye and her counterpart in the Ministry of Lands, Physical Planning Urban Development, Architect Muyiwa Ige commended the steps taken to wage war against the dreaded virus in the state.
According to the duo, members of the newly inaugurated committees would serve as watchdog over any form of unusual acute symptoms of general body weakness as well as embarking seriously on public enlightenment through the state Ministry of Information and Strategy and the media as a whole.
The committee members were drawn from the following ministries: Information, Agriculture and Food Security, Environment, Women and Children Affairs and Tourism.
Members are also drawn from non government bodies such as International Rotary Club, Red Cross, Market Women, Religious leaders, Traditionalist National Orientation Agency and FRSC.
Medical Personnel are from LAUTECH, OAUTHC, state Specialist Hospital Asubiaro, World Health Organisation and other sectors of the society.