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|Ebola: Between Maku, The Health Minister & The Nursing Profession by Masterchef(m): 10:43am On Aug 16, 2014|
Maku reportedly said and I quote:
“Nigeria is prepared right now to curtail any outbreak particularly given reports that few counties on the West Coast like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have reported cases of Ebola fever and given our proximity to these countries Nigeria is ready.
“The ministry has every precaution including getting with vaccines and medicines to ensure that should there be any incidence in Nigeria, everything would be dealt with precision”, he said. - http://www.informationng.com/2014/04/no-ebola-virus-in-nigeria-maku.html
Sawyer comes to Nigeria:
Decontee Sawyer, the widow of Patrick Sawyer – the Liberian who brought Ebola to Nigeria on July 20th this year – explained that her husband came to Nigeria with his Ebola infection because he believed he will get better healthcare and a cure for his ailment in Nigeria. - http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/the-sin-of-lying-how-labaran-maku-brought-ebola-to-nigeria-dr-brimah.88434/
A nurse, who had previously had contact with the Liberian Ebola patient Patrick Sawyer, fled quarantine in Lagos, and returned to her home in Enugu. - http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/ebola-nurse-flees-lagos-enugu/
My question is, under the watch of the Health Minister, Maku makes a reckless statement. Gets all of us into trouble. In the midst of this, a health professional (precisely a nurse, same people competing for relevance and running our hospitals today, while doctors remain sacked) flees quarantine spreading the virus.
If you were to be the President and Commander in Chief, what would you do to curb recklessness and inaction on the part of govenment officials?
No. 2: What implication does this have on healthcare delivery in Nigeria while we remain in the hands of healthcare professionals who are out of tune with basic practices and ethics of their profession?
No. 3: How do we and who manages quarantine in our hospitals and should the hospital involved in this particular case be sanctioned?
Many thanks in anticipation of your positive contributions.
|Re: Ebola: Between Maku, The Health Minister & The Nursing Profession by phantom(m): 11:15am On Aug 16, 2014|
these your questions are too cerebral for the average Nigerian.
simplify it a bit.
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