Disease Surveillance: Delta Health Ministry Provides Logistics

The Delta state Ministry of Health has handed over motor cycle machines to Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs) in all the 25 local government areas.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Joseph Otumara, who was represented at the handing over ceremony by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Daniel Omodon, said the donation of the machines is in a bid to further strengthen efforts at combating disease outbreak and control in the State.

The commissioner stated that by the donation, the movement from one difficult terrain to another has been reduced and enjoined the DSNOs to put the machines to judicious use.

He further employed them to show discipline and some degree of co-ordination in order to achieve set goals, saying it is not enough to notify and control diseases but also to prevent their outbreak.

He thanked the World Health Organization (WHO) for the donation and expressed delight that the State is not one of the remaining states still harbouring the wild polio virus, adding that the last time a case was detected in the State was in 2010.

Earlier in his remark, the State Coordinator of W.H.O., Dr Sylvester Agwai, stated that the idea behind the donation of the motorcycles was to assist in the prevention and the control of disease outbreak.

He noted with displeasure that 20 cases of wild polio virus were confirmed mainly in the Northern part of the country, and expressed the organization’s desire to continue to partner with the State Government to achieve a disease-free environment.

The highpoint of the Occasion was the handing over of the Motorcycles to the DNS Officers by the commissioner’s representative and Permanent Secretary, Dr Daniel Omodon.

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  1. I A̶̲̥̅♏ also looking Forward to. A stAte where to hOspitals will be equiped with computer and internet facilities that will enhance And speed up communication links among other hospitals,health agencies and the general public on the awareness of disease outbreaks and its spread .I commend the commisioner of Health in Delta State in person of Dr Joseph Otumara for this positive and optimistic steps in developing and creating facilities And good strategies and logistics in the Health sectors and hospitals in Delta State.

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