Saturday 30 January 2016

#LassaFever kills doctor in Nasarawa

A Medical personnel in Dalhatu Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia, has been confirmed dead after treating a patient with Lassa Fever in the only specialist hospital owned by the state.

The death of the medical doctor, Ibrahim Oshafu bring the toll to two while scores are hospitalized, mostly in Lafia,

Oshafu was among the members of the rescue team in DASH, He has since been buried according to Islamic injunction.

Consequently medical personnel from DASH Lafia have decided to join the ongoing strike action leaving the state grounded.

Dr. Edego Egba ,the chairman medical Advisory committee of the hospital confirmed this to selected Journalists.

Meanwhile governor Umaru Tanko Almakura on Friday jet out of the country to Saudi Arabia while the state remained grounded by industrial action embarked upon by labour over non payment of salaries, half payment of salaries to local government workers and non payment of staff benefits.

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