Sunday, 16 April 2017

Army Sensitises Personnel, Families On Meningitis

The 82 Division of Nigerian Army, Enugu, has
assured officers and men and their families of best
medical care, with emphasis on awareness
campaign against meningitis. Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General KTJ Minimah Col. Sagir Musa, Deputy Director, Army Public
Relations gave the assurance in an interview in
Awka on Sunday. He said that a day sensitisation and awareness
lecture on meningitis, sickle cell anemia and
gastroenteritis was held in Enugu recently for
army personnel and their families. He said that about 4,000 cases of the disease had
been reported in Jigawa, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano,
and Katsina states with about 156 deaths recorded
so far. Musa said that the disease had also been detected
in Calabar and Ebonyi states. “This should push the Division and the Nigerian
Army for proper medical and hygienic
introspection,’’ he said.
The Commander of the 82 Division Hospital, Lt.-
Col. Ijoma Ijomanta, delivered a lecture at the
sensitisation campaign, Musa said. Musa also said that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-
Gen. Tukur Buratai, directed that medical care
should be made available to interested civilians
from the host communities of the Division.

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