According to reports, two nurses and a doctor have tested positive to coronavirus COVID-19 after being infected while treating a patient in an Abuja clinic.
The said clinic is one of the government hospitals in Abuja where health workers were attending to coronavirus COVID-19 patients that were brought in.
One of the medical workers that spoke with the online new publisher SaharaReporters said, “The patient was rushed to the hospital and as our job demands, we have to save life first and that was what we did.
“The person was attended to and stabilized by the medical team.
“A test was soon conducted and the result came out positive.
“The hospital thereafter asked all those who attended to the patient to undergo tests to determine their status and at the end of the day, the three tested positive for the virus.
“They are currently in isolation at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital.”
A senior health worker complained about the inadequacy of quality Personal Protective Equipment at the clinic and urged the government to invest in protecting health workers who are fighting the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
He said, “The unfortunate thing is that the government is not providing us with what to work with. It is sad that our PPE are not up to the world standard and can be penetrated by viruses.
“Some of us (health workers) have to use our personal funds to purchase gloves as we do not trust the ones the government supplied.
“Nigerians should please remember us in their prayers and the government should provide us with what we really need to work.”
As of March 28, 2020 the NCDC reported that there are currently 89 confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 in Nigeria.
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