Ehanire/Women SEMSAS Ambulance
The Anambra State Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance System (SEMSAS) has been inaugurated in Anambra State.

Ehanire: FG Committed To Ending Monkeypox


During the inauguration of projects that was executed by Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health minister stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime has put in place mechanisms so as to monitor and curb the outbreak of monkeypox in Nigeria.

According to Dr. Ehanire, the federal government was monitoring the monkeypox outbreak as well as making efforts to bring awareness to the public on the disease and how to prevent its spread. He stated that president Buhari’s regime is committed to improving the quality of healthcare delivery in the country.

“This is a commitment to meet the highest standard found elsewhere in the world, as not everyone has the desire or means to travel abroad for treatment. As such, I call on doctors, nurses and care providers to bear this in mind and commit to the stated objective of excellence in service delivery to our people.”


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He added that ever since 2015, the regime had made a point of investing in the health sector through budgetary provision and special intervention projects.

“The Brachytherapy Centre constructed at this facility as an additional treatment centre for cancer, is one such project to be commissioned today. In 2021, the Federal Executive Council also granted approval for the construction, procurement and installation of a linear accelerator and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine for this hospital. These modern medical equipment will improve diagnostics and management of cancer, neurosurgery and orthopaedics cases.”

Dr. Ehanire disclosed that the federal government was currently in the process of providing oxygen plants across Nigeria so as to improve the management of critically-ill patients that require oxygen therapy.

He then called upon Nigerians who have yet to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to vaccinate themselves in order to support the 70 per cent ratio that is needed for herd immunity and healthier society.