Ebonyi State government has embarked on the construction of a N250m Lassa Fever Virology Centre to fight the outbreak of the virus in the state. Governor David Umahi inspected the level of work at the centre and assured of its completion in three weeks. Umahi also said that the State Executive Council has approved four ambulances and four dialysis machines, which will be designated in hospitals in the three senatorial zones, and hospitals within the state capital to ensure adequate and prompt action against the spread of the virus.
Chief Medical Director (CMD), Emeka Ogah, commended the governor for coming to their aid. He said the essence of the virology lab in the state was for prompt analysis of suspected Lassa Fever case and proffer solution by way of treatment without endangering the lives of patients and medical health workers.