The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated a shortcode – 6232 for reaching the NCDC.
Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
He said the number was introduced as a means for the public to contact NCDC’s Connect Centre and access verified information on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
“The shortcode is a toll-free and easy-to-remember number, which means that all calls to NCDC through “6232” are free of charge”, he noted.
Ihekweazu recalled that in 2016, NCDC established its Connect Centre as a critical aspect of its event-based surveillance and risk communications strategy.
“Over the years, this has been used for the response to infectious disease outbreaks such as Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever,…