A 20-bed capacity isolation centre and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is established at the Specialist and Yobe Teaching Hospitals in Damaturu for any eventuality on Corona Virus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: Yobe establishes isolation centre
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Yobe State Government has established a 20-bed capacity isolation centre and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Specialist and Yobe Teaching Hospitals in Damaturu for any eventuality on Corona Virus (COVID-19).
Dr. Muhammad Isiaka, the State Epidemiologist, disclosed this in Damaturu while fielding questions from newsmen.
He said government has procured oxygen, thermometer and personal protective equipment to face possible challenges from the viral virus.
“We have a Rapid Response Team on ground and also training clinicians to build their capacities for management of any outbreak in the state,” Isiaka said.
Meanwhile, the State Primary Healthcare Management Board has embarked on a sensitisation programme to enlighten the public on dangers and symptoms of COVID-19.
Alhaji Umar Kwanda, the Education Officer of the Board who led the sensitisation programme at Damaturu Motor Park, urged commercial drivers to monitor health conditions of their passengers and rush persons with symptoms of Corona virus to hospitals.
“You should encourage your passengers to wear masks and use handkerchiefs while coughing or sneezing.
“The motor parks and commercial vehicles are tools of spreading the virus because of passengers travelling from long distances into the state through commercial vehicles and motor parks,” he said.
Besides, the official advised the public to imbibe the culture of periodic washing of hands to improve hygiene.