GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Nigerian govt refutes rumour its medical outreach programme caused monkeypox

By Tony Edike on 09/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 240

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information

The Federal Government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of monkeypox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care by the government in the affected areas.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said Nigerians should disregard the report which, apparently, is being spread by some unscrupulous persons to fit into a sinister agenda.The statement was signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister, Segun Adeyemi.”The Federal Government has not conducted any free medical service or care in either Bayelsa or Rivers state, as alleged in the fake report being circulated.

“So, that could not have been the cause of the outbreak of Monkey Pox in both states.

“Monkey Pox is a virus found only in monkeys and it is rare in human beings. It belongs to the same family as Chicken Pox and Smallpox.

”It is suspected that someone may have contacted it by eating monkey meat, thus triggering the current outbreak,” the minister said.

He assured that no effort would be spared in curtailing the spread of the disease.

Apart from Bayelsa and Rivers, neighbouring Akwa Ibom has also reported suspected cases of the viral disease.

Earlier on Sunday, the Bayelsa government said a doctor and two other patients that were suspected to have the disease have fully recovered.

Posted 09/10/2017 06:11:08 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Senate to meet Buhari over IPOB

Tagbo;s Death: Davido's men confess

Why Buhari’s presidency will end in defeat, shame...

Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget...

Father kills son for planning to marry older...

Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll...

IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s...

Buhari’s government full of lies, propaganda – Jonathan...

IPOB: Police/military joint operation recovers lethal weapons from...

Army free healthcare: Residents don’t trust military –Chidoka...

I rejoined PDP because of Ugwuanyi's good works,...

I gave approval for NNPC loans not contracts...

 

Latest News I rejoined PDP because of Ugwuanyi's good works, says APC chieftain N2bn fraud: Arrest ex-pension boss now, Sagay, Falana tell Buhari Policeman breaks electricity worker’s leg for disconnecting ex-IG’s house Nnamdi Kanu is in Abaribe’s custody, FG tells court Nigerians trust Buhari’s govt, Presidency replies Jonathan Buhari’s government full of lies, propaganda – Jonathan Boko Haram ambush Army commanding officer’s convoy, kills six Osinbajo reveals amount Buhari’s government has spent on 2nd Niger Bridge Atiku’s partner, Volpi breaks silence on Intels’ face-off with Buhari’s govt Tagbo;s Death: Davido's men confess Gov. Ugwuanyi has united political leaders in Enugu, says Sen. Nwobodo 2019: APC has failed on campaign promises, Nigerians are suffering – Jonathan

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (2,020 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (1,535 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (1,480 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (1,253 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (953 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (918 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (872 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (700 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (645 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (642 views) Gov. Ugwuanyi injects N165m for rehabilitation of Ajali and Oji River Water Treatment Schemes (633 views) Order Buratai to produce Kanu Dead or Alive, Kanu’s Lawyer tells Court (581 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (3) POLITICS (26) SOCIETY (8) SPORTS (0) BUSINESS (22) HEALTH (4) EDUCATION (6) ENTERTAINMENT (0) INTERNATIONAL (3) TECHNOLOGY (0) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (2)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands