Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barrister Amanda Pam, has confirmed that seven cases of Monkey Pox have been reported and found to negative.
Barrister Pam told newsmen in Abuja today, Thursday: “so far seven suspected cases of Monkey Pox have been reported: three from the National Hospital, two from Gwarimpa General Hospital, one form the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and one from the Nyanya General Hospital. They were four males and three females.
She said immediately suspected cases were reported yesterday, Wednesday, a team from FCT Administration, Department of Public Health, swung into action, investigated the case and concluded that the history, symptoms, and signs of the cases did not fit into a clear definition of Monkey Pox.
Barrister Pam allayed the public health concerns of FCT residents, saying that the Administration has a very active and well-articulated public health institutional framework running from the primary to the tertiary health care levels, from the wards, Area Councils to the FCT.
According to her, WHO has one surveillance personnel in each of the Area Council in FCT and the FCTA has five Surveillance Officers in AMAC and two each in every other Area Council of the FCT., adding that these give the Territory a total of 17 surveillance personnel who are maintaining