The Federal Ministry of Health has urged Nigerians to visit and utilise the newly deployed health platform to report issues around COVID -19 and other infectious diseases in their various locations.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Abdulaziz Abdullahi , stated this while receiving COVID – 19 sensitisation materials , donated by the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers Young Professionals, Nigeria Section , as part of measures to stem the pandemic .
The Pemanent Secretary , who received 1 ,000 posters from the institute in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government , urged “ Nigerians to imbibe safe care- seeking behaviour and visit the new platform , www . hpd . health. gov , to report health issues .”
A statement by the institute quoted Abdullahi to have said, “ This step by Nigerians will assist the government to keep track of COVID -19 , infectious and non -infectious diseases in Nigeria. ”
The IEEE Nigeria Section Chairman , John Adebayo, noted that the government needed to be assisted to flatten the curve , adding that the “ importance of strong partnership to addressing the containment of COVID – 19 and promote healthy initiatives in Nigeria .”