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Published On: Fri, Apr 24th, 2020

Provide Covid-19 Check materials at entry points in hospitals, FG, States urged

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The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives ( NANNM) Delta state Branch, on Thursday Called on the state and federal governments to urgently provide facilities and materials needed to check the Spread of Coronavirus at the point of entry into hospitals.
The point of entry, the association said, include: Accident/. Emergency Unit, the out patient Department ( OPD) and other first points of the Contract of patients with hospitals.
At a media briefing in Asaba, the Chairman of the Association, Mrs Alice Jegede Ikpen said that these points of entry into hospitals were the gates to hospitals and any attempt for authourities to be negligent with it to the extent of allowing Suspected Covid-19 patients to entry without being noticed might lead to dire health Consequences.
Mrs Jegede Ikpen while emphasizing that nurses and Midwives should not take the risk to work in Covid-19 high risk zones without such protective materials, adding” no protective equipment,no work, no nurse or Midwives should risk his or her life while rendering Services, it’s our prayers that nurses render Service to patients in a safe environment and return back to Family safe”
She assured that the association was irrevocably committed to encouraging nurses and Midwives in the state to do their work and also boost their morals, Mrs Jegede urged the nurses to be prepared to render Service should there be high incident rate in the state.
On the view in some Quarters that the state government was not doing much because of the nature and fear of the Covid-19, Mrs Jegede lamented that health personnel lack sufficient face masks and Called on the management of various hospitals to provide more than enough for the health workers
She said” At Asaba Specialist hospital, which is designated Covid-19 treatment area, the patients were responding to treatment, while some in isolation were waiting for further results, but there were insufficient face masks among the health workers, these are area we are very much Concerned, and we want the state government to look into the situation and ensure the right things are done”
The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives ( NANNM) Delta state Branch, on Thursday Called on the state and federal governments to urgently provide facilities and materials needed to check the Spread of Coronavirus at the point of entry into hospitals.
The point of entry, the association said, include: Accident/. Emergency Unit, the out patient Department ( OPD) and other first points of the Contract of patients with hospitals.
At a media briefing in Asaba, the Chairman of the Association, Mrs Alice Jegede Ikpen said that these points of entry into hospitals were the gates to hospitals and any attempt for authourities to be negligent with it to the extent of allowing Suspected Covid-19 patients to entry without being noticed might lead to dire health Consequences.
Mrs Jegede Ikpen while emphasizing that nurses and Midwives should not take the risk to work in Covid-19 high risk zones without such protective materials, adding” no protective equipment,no work, no nurse or Midwives should risk his or her life while rendering Services, it’s our prayers that nurses render Service to patients in a safe environment and return back to Family safe”
She assured that the association was irrevocably committed to encouraging nurses and Midwives in the state to do their work and also boost their morals, Mrs Jegede urged the nurses to be prepared to render Service should there be high incident rate in the state.
On the view in some Quarters that the state government was not doing much because of the nature and fear of the Covid-19, Mrs Jegede lamented that health personnel lack sufficient face masks and Called on the management of various hospitals to provide more than enough for the health workers
She said” At Asaba Specialist hospital, which is designated Covid-19 treatment area, the patients were responding to treatment, while some in isolation were waiting for further results, but there were insufficient face masks among the health workers, these are area we are very much Concerned, and we want the state government to look into the situation and ensure the right things are done”

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