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Don’t Indulge In Unauthorised Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients, Minister Tells Doctors

The Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, briefing reporters in Abuja on Could 7, 2020.



The Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has referred to as on medical docs and different healthcare professionals to shun unauthorised therapy of individuals contaminated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

He made the decision on Thursday throughout the briefing of the Presidential Process Pressure (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

“All healthcare professionals and associated personnel should diligently follow safety infection prevention and control protocols – both inside and outside healthcare facilities, and not to indulge in unauthorised treatment of COVID-19 cases,” the minister stated.

He defined that the attraction was vital to cut back the incidences of well being employees getting contaminated with the illness.

Ehanire famous that the federal government was dedicated to rising its capability for testing for coronavirus instances within the nation.

He stated, “21 laboratories nationwide are now operational for COVID-19 testing as we work to drive up demands.”

On the state of affairs in Kano, the minister famous job group from the Federal Ministry of Well being has been deployed within the state.

In keeping with him, the group is working with the state authorities and is absolutely engaged with actions that strongly emphasise coaching and capability constructing for all personnel.

Ehanire defined that this was to assist rebuild the manpower in Kano and the federal well being services within the state, in addition to the non-medical personnel.

He revealed that laboratories in Kano have been directed to work in shifts to cut back the turnaround time for testing and allow the quicker return of outcomes.

The minister additionally hinted that the returnees from Dubai could be examined and people whose outcomes return optimistic could be taken for therapy.

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