The management of NYSC in Ondo State in conjunction with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) team is ensuring strict compliance to protocols of COVID -19 at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikare Akoko.
The NCDC team has been working relentlessly to ensure that everyone entering the camp passes through the rigorous medical screening and cut edge testing to determine their status.
Less than twenty four (24) hours of arriving camp, the NCDC team led by Mr. Philips Olusola with the support of specially trained corps medical personnel had successfully conducted and completed the screening process for all the camp officials.
As a thoroughbred professional, Mr. Olusola is always going extra mile by moving around the camp to compel the recalcitrant ones to either conform with the guidelines or leave camp immediately.
In her remarks, the State Coordinator appealed to members of the camp community to protect themselves and others by wearing their nose masks in line with the approved standards.
“I want to make a passionate appeal to everyone to cooperate with the NCDC team to achieve the best for our camp. Some people who are using the face mask as chin guard should desist from doing so while all of us should become health educators,” she said.
During the sensitisation on Coronavirus pandemic, the Director, Health Education from the Primary Health Care Authority, Akoko Northeast Local Government, Mrs. Adeola Belinda Omolayo said that the prospective corps members should promote personal hygiene to ward off the virus.
Mrs. Omolayo said that as the enlighten members of the society, it is incumbent on them to protect themselves as well as volunteer to educate both their colleagues and people of the host communities on dangers associated with COVID -19 pandemic.
She said that the war is far from being over as few of the advanced countries are in another wave of lockdown restrictions while others are still contemplating shutting down their respective countries to contain the spread of the disease.
The sensitisation which dwelt majorly on causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention was rounded up with practical demonstration of hand washing and basic techniques to prevent spread of the virus.