From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, Ahmed Baba Yahaya, has disclosed that over 120 health workers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19.
Pharmacist Baba Yahaya stated this at a three day workshop for medical doctors held in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.
The workshop organised for 100 doctors was aimed at training them on how to manage patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms at their various homes.
The commissioner, while declaring the workshop open pointed out that the figure was made up of mostly doctors working in the various health facilities in the state. He said the workshop was part of the state government’s efforts towards mitigating the second wave of the pandemic.
“We are faced with the second phase of COVID-19 which is more life threatening. May I inform you that as at the last report we had, over 120 health workers have been infected so far and if the health workers are weakening then the entire state is in great danger. “So, we must first protect ourselves and protect others. We are also in the know of great community spread of COVID-19,” he added.
He, therefore, called on participants to take the training seriously for the overall good of the state.
Also the Chief Medical Director, Nasarawa State Hospital Management Board, Dr Edego Egba called on the health workers not to be afraid but committed in their duties to save humanity.
“Do not be afraid, let us learn to live with the pandemic,” Dr Egba said.
He called on the participants to ensure that new ideas were learnt from the workshop and shared with their colleagues in their various health facilities.