FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH HEALTH CARE FUND FOR LASSA FEVER PATIENTS

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that the Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to cater for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in the country.

Director General of the centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu who made this known in Abuja at the weekend, explained that the aim of the health care fund was to ensure that money did not become a hindrance to patients in need of treatment for Lassa fever.

Dr Ihekweazu also added that efforts were being made by the government through the NCDC to reduce the burden of Lassa fever treatment on patients, pending the take-off of the health care fund.

He then charged Nigerians to adopt all possible preventive measures against the deadly virus.

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