The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, Prof. Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, has canvassed prompt enactment of a legislation that would allow physically -challenged persons unhindered access into all public buildings and utilities in Nigeria.
Olatinwo, during a courtesy visit on him by members of Polio Victims Survival Association of Nigeria, (PVSAN), underlined the imperatives of accommodating members of the society in all the facets of the nation’s socio-political and economic affairs. He noted that his propositions were in operations in other climes, the world over.
The UITH boss urged all members of the group to enlighten parents who are reluctant to release their children for immunisation against polio.
Significantly, Olatinwo said polio, as a viral disease, did not affect the brains of the victims but only impeded the movement of their limbs.
He urged Nigerians to shun unhygienic attitudes that could trigger the outbreak of the disease in any part of the country.
His words; “we appreciate your courage and the morale boosting efforts you always give yourselves as members of the PVSAN. Besides, we thank you for this unique visit to the UITH. We need to stress it that Polio is a viral infection that affects the nerves but not the brains. It only affects the legs thus prevent movement of the victims.