As the number of new cases of Coronavirus is on the upswing in Bauchi State since the index case was reported on the 24th of March,2020, nothing less than ten Doctors,Nurses and other medical personnel have contracted the disease in the course of fighting the deadly virus Healthforbes Media reports.
As at 5th May, 2020, Bauchi State had 3 new cases and a total of 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as reported by the Nigeria Center For disease Control (NCDC).
Dr.Rilwan Mohammed, The Executive Chairman of the Primary Health Care Development, Bauchi State, said;
“A big problem have been realized in Azare Zone, which is very close to Kano State as some people go to Kano to do shopping and other things. We still have a problem controlling this he concluded”
“Ten Health workers,comprising of 4 Medical Doctors and 6 other health personnel have been infected, some of them are in Bauchi, while some are in Azare but higher number are in Azare zone at the moment.
“There are many Doctors and Nurses getting infected by the virus. People have been sent to Azare to find out what the problem is and these People said they need some training and we are planning to do so with immediate effect. They will do a research on why so many health workers are getting infected in that area and their families are also infected and we have to do some follow up to their respective families” Healthforbes Media reports.
The Governor of Bauchi State who formerly declared the use of Chloroquine and Zithromax for treating Coronavirus in his State, because these drugs were used to treat him when he was in the isolation Center, has also re-affirmed his statement, by saying he has no regrets by declaring the use of the above mentioned drugs in the treatment of COVID-19 in the State Healthforbes Media
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By Dung Donald Malou