NYSC alerts corps members on meningitis as orientation begins Tuesday

National Youth Service Corps​, NYSC,​ has advised intending corps members mobilised for service to be vaccinated against meningitis​ ​before reporting to orientation ​camps.

​The orientation programme starts ​nationwide ​Tuesday​ May 23, 2017.​
​NYC Coordinato​r in​ Osun State, Emmanuel Attah, ​on ​Saturday​, ​said ​vaccination was necessary ​to ​prevent ​the ​intending corps members from contracting the virus.
Attah ​reminded
the corps members to come to the camp with medical reports in order to know their medical status
, adding that ​NYSC doctors​ and ​competent doctors​ would be on ground.

“We know that the camping will coincide with the Ramadan period and we have put necessary welfare package together to ensure that the Muslims brothers and sisters are very comfortable during this period. In the same vein, our officers have been well briefed on how to relate with the corps member​”, he told Punch.​
“We are expecting 2300 corps members in Osun State and as they come in I want to advise them on the medical challenges we are having in the country such as Lassa fever, meningitis and the threat of Ebola that is resurfacing once again.

“So I urged all prospective corps member to ensure 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 are strongly advice to report to camp their medical status.”

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