A world humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also called Docs With out Border, has mourned one among its employees members who died of coronavirus (COVID-19).
MSF Head of Mission in Nigeria, Siham Hajaj, confirmed the demise of the medical official in a press release on Monday.
“Our pricey colleague died on 18 April, in Maiduguri, and autopsy check outcomes indicated that they had been constructive for COVID-19.
“Because of affected person confidentiality, we can’t disclose the id of this affected person,“ Hajaj stated within the assertion.
The affected person was the index case of COVID-19 in Borno State whereas the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management confirmed his demise in an early morning tweet on Monday.
Till his demise, he was working in Pulka, a district in Gwoza Native Authorities Space of Borno State housing 1000’s of displaced individuals.
Following the incident, Hajaj stated MSF was supporting the Ministry of Well being to establish the contacts of the affected person.
He added that the organisation’s initiatives would proceed to function and supply important remedy for communities within the nation.
The MSF head of mission revealed that the organisation has strengthened an infection prevention measures, hygiene services, an infection management and the institution of isolation areas, in its bid to guard its employees and sufferers.
Learn the assertion by Hajaj beneath:
It’s with profound unhappiness that I verify the lack of one among our colleagues. Our pricey colleague died on 18 April in Maiduguri, and autopsy check outcomes indicated that they had been constructive for COVID-19.
Because of affected person confidentiality, we can’t disclose the id of this affected person. Our ideas and our deepest sympathies are with the household of our departed colleague.
MSF is now supporting the Ministry of Well being in touch tracing.
Our initiatives will proceed to function, offering important remedy for communities in Nigeria.
In all our initiatives and to be able to shield our employees and sufferers, MSF groups have strengthened an infection prevention measures, hygiene services, an infection management and the institution of isolation areas.
We pay tribute to the work and contribution of our colleague, and we stand in solidarity with all well being employees, now greater than ever.