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COVID 19:Bauchi nurses demand protective equipment

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Chairman of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and MidwivesNANNMBauchi state chapterIbrahim Maikudihas called on the  State government to providePersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)for  nurses in the state.


PPE are protective wears used to guard against being infected by diseases or virus.

Maikudi, who made the appeal while addressing a press conference inBauchi on Wednesdaysaid nurses needed to protect themselves while discharging their duties

The appeal is coming bare 24 hours afterGov. Bala Mohammedof the state tested positive to the Coronavirus.

Maikudi said members of the  association could not afford to take unnecessary risk considering the coronviru pandemic.

He said the association had mobilised it’s members to partake  in the effort at curtailing the spread of the dread disease.

According to him, NANNM will partner with the Nigeria Medical Assocation (NMA) in Bauchi to sensitize the public on preventive measures against theCOVID19″>COVID-19pandemic.

“While preparing and mobilising our members to be prepared in case they come in contact with patients, we also advised  them to take safety measures while discharging their duties.

“We are calling on Bauchi government to provide  PPE in the facilities across the state

,”he said.

He said that members had been directed to counsel their clients, families, friends and the general public on hand washing and social distancing to guard 

 against contracting COVID 19.

Edited Shuaib Sadiq

 

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