COVID-19: doctor-patient rapport solution to agitation at isolation centre – Ganduje
…….. As he launches first female Isolation Centre
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
Governor Abdulllahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said effective communication between health workers and patients is the solution to agitation in isolation centres across the country.
The governor made the observation while inspecting Daula Female Isolation in the state, on Thursday.
The isolation situated at Daula, Nassarawa Local Goveremet Area, is ready for use, a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Abba Anwar, said on Thursday.
According to the governor, there were complaints from some isolation Centres in some states, adding that to find solution to such agitation health workers must understand the psychology of their patients.
He said isolation centres are places where patients are idle, with feeling of inconveniences, because they are not with their families and/or parents,
Ganduje said: “As a workable strategy such agitations contact your patients from time to time and tell them the situation they are at the moment. Tell them what is expected of them and what they should expect. I think that can help in forming a good patient-health worker relationship.
“They should be aware about the procedures. That if they are tested negative for the first time, then they should know that there is hope. And when they are tested negative for the second time, then they are due for discharge.”
The governor, however, called the attention of the staff at the centre to the noble task before them, warning, “We don’t want hear any complaints from any patient here please. You need to understand the psychology of your patients. Provide them with the necessary items they may seek.
“They need to be engaged so that they can have hope. That it is just a matter of time that they would be discharged.”
Speaking on the female centre, Governor Abdulllahi Umar Ganduje said the centre is ready for use.
He stated: “Everything is ready here. All staff who supposed to work here have already been posted.
“We assure our public that we are really prepared to bring this pandemic down, by the Special Will of Allah. Amd I believe we will soon start observing that. Especially when we are having negative negative negative. It shows we are fighting the positive aspect of it.”
Daula Isolation Centre is 100-bed capacity facility and it is for mild moderate cases.