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Over 20 Health Workers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Kano

File Photograph: Well being professionals testing samples for the COVID-19


Over 20 well being staff have examined constructive for the COVID-19 in Kano State.

In accordance with the Chairman, Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors on the Aminu Kanu Educating Hospital, Abubakar Nagoma, 12 well being staff on the hospital, together with docs, nurses and lab scientists examined constructive for the COVID-19.

Nagoma confirmed this to Channels Tv on Tuesday.

Additionally, on the Nationwide Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, 15 staff had been reported to have examined constructive after treating a affected person who had the virus.

The chairman of the hospital’s department of Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (ARD), Aliyu Kabara, confirmed this to Channels TV.

Mr Kabara stated the 15 contaminated well being personnel embrace three marketing consultant docs, 9 resident docs and three nurses that handled asymptomatic COVID-19 sufferers, who got here to the hospital for orthopaedic remedy.

“We had been the primary hospital in Kano to report contaminated COVID-19 docs. In the course of the first screening, 15 individuals out of 25 samples had been discovered to be constructive for COVID-19.

“All of the contaminated docs are actually in self-isolation of their respective houses, pending the supply of beds in state isolation centres as a result of presently there’s a scarcity of beds area in state isolation centres,” he stated.

Kabara, nevertheless, famous that extra areas will likely be out there as extra recovered sufferers get discharged.

In accordance with him, the hospital has scaled-down operation, and restricted companies to emergency instances and in-patients.

Giving particulars of how the docs received contaminated, Mr Kabara stated they contracted the illness from a feminine affected person who had simply undergone a surgical procedure.

“When she got here again for follow-up, she exhibited some COVID-19 signs. A lot of the contaminated docs are from that unit the place this lady was handled.

“We’re not all the time utilizing Private Protecting Tools, as a result of we don’t have sufficient. We not often use them when attending to sufferers suspected to be COVID-19 constructive.

“In any other case, we use surgical masks and hand gloves for routine scientific companies,” he stated.

“No one will refuse to attend to a patient with a life-threatening illness and send him back because of lack of Personal Protective Equipment but some of these patients have COVID-19 beside their known clinical challenges,” Mr Kabara added.

In the meantime, the coordinator of the technical subcommittee, Kano State Job Pressure on COVID-19, Dr Tijjani Hussaini, has confirmed that three COVID-19 sufferers have been discharged after testing destructive to the virus twice.

Mr Tijjani stated all three sufferers had been male, including that extra sufferers could be discharged from isolation centres this week.

“We’re on contact tracing of over 400 individuals. We nonetheless have a problem of resistance and non-disclosure of standing from our contacts.

“We’re presently engaged on the instruction of governor (Abdullahi Ganduje) to determine pattern assortment centres throughout the 44 native authorities areas of the state,” he stated.

After, Lagos, Kano State, has the second-highest variety of COVID-19 instances in Nigeria.

On Monday, the NCDC introduced an extra 23 new instances, bringing the overall variety of instances within the state to 365.

Eight individuals have additionally died from the virus within the state.

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