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Unilorin to screen students for Ebola

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Professor AbduGaniyu Ambali, has said that all students will be screened for the Ebola Virus Disease before entering the campus.

Ambali stated this on Monday while unveiling preventive kits worth N1.2 million at the university’s health centre.

“The procurement of the anti-Ebola kits is part of the university’s preparedness to tackle the epidemic headlong,” the vice chancellor said.

The kits, he said, included face masks, boots, hand gloves, automatic soap dispenser, infrared thermometer and disposable bed spreads.

The vice-chancellor commended members of the institution’s Ebola Response Committee for their foresight and prompt response.

Ambali, however, charged the university’s health workers to be alert and follow laid down procedures in the case of an outbreak.

The university’s Director of Health Services, Dr Mary Ajiboye, who presented the equipment to the vice chancellor, said the kits were for the protection of staff and students.


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