As part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has started admitting persons who have tested positive for the virus.
“Working closely with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), we have enough materials to work with and have also suitably modified the wards to commence admissions from the afternoon of Monday the April 6, 2020 in LUTH,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) has explained why its personnel may not cope with virus considering daily increase in the country.
It is also collaborating with Federal Fire Service and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), which have donated 10 of their water trucks for fumigation in the Maitama District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, Acting Registrar, Dr. Baba Yakubu, said the equipment on ground was grossly inadequate to intensify environmental health surveillance in all identified risk areas.
He also explained, in furtherance of one-health concept, the council has created a platform to coordinate the containment strategy of corona virus in line with federal government directives.
Yakubu, therefore, admonished environmental health practitioners who have not registered to do so with the council, or they would enforce the law on erring ones.
Besides, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) have urged the Federal Government to involve them in its action plans since they were the most vulnerable to contract coronavirus in the country.
Chairperson, Network of Disabled Women (NDW), Lois Auta and 22 others, said they were more prone to the pandemic since they have no access to medical attention, and that the number of infested persons could snowball within weeks.