Prepare more bed as Patient number rise, FG tell state Governors

Isolation center bed space

The Minister for Health Dr Ehanire while speaking at the presidential taskforce media briefing said more cases will be recorded as the worst is yet to come as number of patient might increase in due course due to community transmission. 

As such state Governor’s should prepare more bed for COVID-19 patient.

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The federal and NCDC has intensify testing to reach up to 2 million people in the next 3 months.

The Minister for Health text reads as reported by TheCable.

​The increasing figure of confirmed cases underscores the ongoing community transmission, which is a major challenge and again necessitates a call on all citizens not to take this COVID-19 lightly; but to take ownership of the initiatives for non pharmaceutical interventions with strict adherence to public health advisories and maintain social distance, practise hand and respiratory hygiene, avoid crowded places and wear your mask or a face covering when you leave your house,” he said.

“These and other related measures are critical, and an integral part of the strategy to ease restrictions as from 4th of May. Failure to comply can have undesirable effects and increase the number of Covid-19 patient in the country.

“Another pressing urgency is the need to provide and prepare Isolation centers and more bed spaces in all States of the Federation. I wish to appeal each State authority and the FCT to give first line attention to this requirement, in order to meet expectations and obligations.”


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