NMA Cautions Nigerians On Ebola

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Staff of medical aid organization Doctors without Borders carry the body of a person killed by viral haemorrhagic fever, at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guinea. AFP/Getty Images

By John Andah with agency report

There could be another outbreak of Ebola disease if it is not effectively checked, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has warned Nigerians.

Chairman of the association in Kwara state, Dr Tunde Olawepo, advised Nigerians not to let down their guards against the deadly virus.

He reckoned that the government and people have relaxed measures that were initiated to contain the spread of Ebola in 2013.

“People have stopped using hand sanitisers and frequent hand washing as before,” the medical expert told the News Asgency of Nigeria.

“We need to step up with preventive measures and this means people must keep up with hygiene at all times.”

The physician warned that if these measures were not sustained these contagious diseases could resurface.

Mental state of politicians

The NMA chairman also advocated for psychological examination of people aspiring to hold sensitive positions in the government.

He explained that psychopaths abound in society who appeared to be many normal, but need psychological examination to confirm the true state of health.

“Predicting signs of abnormality in people assigned with taking decisions that affect the country is a duty of the government,” he said.

Olawepo also urged Nigerians to be whistle-blowers against those who abuse hard drugs before driving as to promote a healthy society.


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