The Lagos State government on Monday said it has planned to present N50 million to First Consultant Medical Centre, Obalende, where the index case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Mr Patrick Sawyer died and undisclosed amount to other Ebola causalities and survivors in the state as business support gesture.
Speaking at a press conference in Ikeja, Lagos, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris described the outbreak and the eventual containment of the Ebola in the state and the country as phenomenon, noted that significantly, till date Nigeria has contributed only 0.22 percent and 0.18 percent to global burden of suspected, probable, confirmed cases and deaths respectively.
Dr Idris said the 891 cumulative number of contacts were recorded nationally, 365 in Lagos and 526 in Rivers while contacts that completed 21 days follow-up nationally is 890, Lagos 365 and 525 in Rivers and a total of eight deaths recorded in all.
The commissioner said there was need to support the affected persons “including those alive and N50 million lump sum as business support gesture to First Consultant Medical Centre.
?This is with view to getting people, businesses back on their feet and for businesses to re-secure patronage of their customers.?