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Flooding: Take actions to prevent epidemic – NMA tells govts 




National Committee on Epidemics and Pandemics Awareness of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has called on governments at all levels to work towards preventing impending outbreak of epidemics in the aftermath of the devastating flooding across Nigeria.

A statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Abubakar Hassan, and the Secretary, Dr. Enejo Joseph and made available to journalists called on governments to provide potable water to the affected communities as the bodies of water in these areas were heavily polluted and unfit for consumption, noting that provision of water purifiers as announced by the federal government is a step in the right direction and should be extended to all the affected communities.

The group recommended that provision of habitable settlements with insecticide-treated bed nets be done as additional measure, describing this year’s flood disaster as unprecedented.

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