The Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has revealed that 113 well being staff have been contaminated with COVID-19.
Dr. Ehanire made the announcement in the course of the Presidential Activity Drive briefing on Thursday.
He mentioned the fast velocity of COVID-19 neighborhood transmission is a significant concern for the PTF, however a much bigger concern is the variety of well being staff who’ve now examined optimistic to the virus whereas within the line of obligation.
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Dr. Ehanire additional dismissed studies of 300 medical doctors contaminated with the virus including that the sector doesn’t have such plenty of contaminated individuals.
“The over 300 doctors that are infected is not true, there are not so many people in the health sector who are infected,” he mentioned.
“The latest figures we have is that they are about 113 actually.”
The minister defined that not all contaminated well being staff are from the general public sector. Some are from personal hospitals.
He condemned the frequent charge at which COVID-19 sufferers are being handled in personal hospitals with out well being staff the mandatory precautions and coaching.
In keeping with him, these well being staff threat infecting themselves and their households.
Dr. Ehanire warned towards treating contaminated sufferers with out having sufficient coaching and data.
He, nonetheless, famous that the restoration charge in Nigeria is about 80 per cent or extra.