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Islamic medical group educates clerics, others on Ebola


The Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) yesterday held an interactive session with Ulamas and other Islamic clerics in the F.C.T at the national mosque on the management of the Ebola disease and how to bury dead victims.  
Dr. Saheed Alamin, one of the guest speakers at the event who spoke on the Islamic perspective on infectious diseases, emphasized on how members of the public can observe the restrictions to avoid contracting the virus, adding that most often, scholars and health personnel are at risk when burying victims’ corpses.
“ It is very important for anybody who is attending the burial of an Ebola victim to be well kitted and also restrict  people from entering where the body is being washed to avoid coming in contact with this deadly disease”, he said.[eap_ad_2]
IMAN chairman, F.C.T chapter, Dr. Suleiman Ahmad, told Daily Trust that the interactive session was to create public awareness on visiting patients and burying the dead.
“During burials, the ulamas are mostly in charge of large populations so if they are well tutored on the management of Ebola and its Islamic implications, clinical aspects like kits for prevention of spread will be worn”, he added.
Minister of State for Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan who was a special guest, said the federal government was doing everything possible to ensure that the disease does not spread round the country as there are now screening areas right from airports with identified places for isolation if necessary.
(Daily Trust)[eap_ad_3]

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