The Abia State Government Â has designated some hospital wards across the State to handle patients showing symptoms of the dreaded disease in case of the outbreak.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Okechukwu Ogah made this known yesterday, while fielding questions from journalists on the readiness of the government to keep the state free of the Ebola virus.
He said the pro-active measure has become necessary in view of the devastating effect of the disease now ravaging the West African sub-region.
The Commissioner said that aside from designating some hospital wards for the management of Ebola cases, the state ministry of health has embarked on public enlightenment campaign to educate Abia residents about the Ebola disease and what to do in the event of an outbreak.
He however appealed to Abia residents not to panic but should promptly report any symptoms of Ebola infection to the health authorities once they noticed it in order to allow for quick intervention.