Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has constituted a committee to liaise with the Nasarawa State Government to contained the spread of COVID19.
Dr Peter Umaru, the Nasarawa State NMA Chairman disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday (April 6, 2020) in Lafia.
He said that the action was part of the efforts by the association to support the fight against the virus should it be recorded in the state.
The NMA Chairman said that committee is going to be in constant contact with the taskforce constituted by the state government.
He expressed the association’s happiness with the prompt response by the government by putting machinery in place to contain the spread of the virus.
“Despite that the state has not recorded any case of the virus, the government has set up isolation centers preparatory to any eventuality.
“It has set up response teams and given out phone numbers for the public to report suspected cases who have developed symptoms.
“The governor had also set up a taskforce chaired by Mr Emmanuel Akabe, the deputy governor to take measures to prevent the virus from getting to the state.
“The governor had also imposed 24 hours curfew in Karu Local Government Area and restrict movements among other measures,” he added.
The NMA Chairman advised the public to maintain social distancing, improve hygiene, avoid touching their faces, wash their hands regularly to avoid being infected. He also urged the public to continue stay at home and avoid crowd in their own interest.