Meningitis: NYSC advises corps members to get vaccinated

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Osun State has advised the prospective corps members coming for the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream one orientation exercise, to get vaccinated against meningitis and come with their medical status.

Corps members at the Orientation camp.

Corps members at the Orientation camp.

Mr Emmanuel Attah, the State Coordinator of NYSC, gave the advice at a press conference on Wednesday in Osogbo, ahead of the commencement of the orientation exercise from May 23 to June 12.

“The time table for the orientation exercise is set and we are ready to welcome all the youth across the country.

“The orientation camp in Ede has been given a face lift through the contribution of several individuals.

“We know that the camping will coincide with the Ramadan fasting period and we have put necessary welfare package together to ensure that the Muslims corps members are comfortable during this period.

“In the same vein, our officers has been well briefed on how to relate with the corps member,” Attah said.

According to him, 2,300 corps members are being expected in the state.

On health matters, the coordinator said that management of NYSC was aware that diseases like Lassa fever, Meningitis and threat of Ebola resurfacing in Nigeria.

“So, I urged all prospective corps member to ensure they get themselves vaccinated against meningitis before coming to camp.

“We are ready to take care of them but this is just a preventive measures and also they should decalre their medical status as they are reporting to camp.”

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Attah assured of adequate provision of medical care as the doctor from Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, would be on camp all through the period of the orientation.

“We have zero tolerance for drug and cultism and anybody caught will be handle according to the by-laws of National Youth Service Corps,” Attah said.

From Saheed Adeyemi, Osogbo.


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