As the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday certified Nigeria Ebola free, the Immediate Past President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Vice President (WAR), Commonwealth Medical Association, Dr Osahon Enabulele has called for the sustainability of Nigeria?s health care and Governance system.
In a statement made available to Daily Times, Dr Enabulele said, the declaration of Nigeria as Ebola-free country by the WHO is undoubtedly a significant and progressive development in the annals of Nigeria, particularly her health care sector.
He said, “I heartily congratulate all Nigerians, particularly the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, for this commendable achievement.
“It is my view that this achievement should particularly be dedicated to the memories of late Dr Stella Ameyo Adedevoh and all other health workers who were felled by the Ebola virus in the course of patriotically preventing the spread of the virus by the late Liberian, Mr Patrick Sawyer, reputed to have imported Ebola Virus Disease into Nigeria,” he said.
He also added that, “Nigerians, Government at all levels, as well as other stakeholders and international agencies for this success story, I urge that this declaration should not be seen as an opportunity to recline into passivity but as a call to sustain and improve efforts at rebuilding and robustly strengthening Nigeria?s health care and Governance system.”