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Psychiatric Hospital, Sokoto, produces hand sanitisers for protection against COVID-19

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The Federal Neuro -Psychiatric Hospital, Kware in Sokoto State, has begun the production of hand sanitizers for  protection of the hospital community against COVID-19.

Dr Shehu Sale, the hospital’s Medical Director told the Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday that the production was sponsored by the hospital’s management.

Sale said  the production of the sanitisers  had commenced at the Occupational Therapy d

Department of the hospital.

He noted that the effort would save cost and improve the capability of the  hospital’s experts as well as resources available, which he said  could be utilised  in different areas by organizations, individuals and others in the country.

Sale said that the management had restricted the number of persons who could visit the hospital due to concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to him, the hospital was only accepting patients considered as emergencies for now in  compliance with the  Federal Government’s directives on reduction of health workers at a particular time into  the facility.

“All categories of workers are  enjoined to adhere to thrpe social distancing irder and other government approved measures to guard against the spread of the disease.

”We ensure a two-metre patients’ bed p-spacing arrangement and discourage congestion in the Outpatient Department,” Sale said.

He advised workers in the hospital to avoid overcrowding, as ordered by the authorities, adding that meetings had been suspended in the facility.

The Medical Director said that patients at the hospital were being enlightened through health talks on prevention, precaution and other remedies that can help them guide against  the disease.

He urged workers to ensure proper use of protective masks, hand gloves, sanitisers, and disposal of waste.

Edited By: Razak Owolabi/Peter Dada
(NAN)

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