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COVID-19: Panic in UCH as Doctors, Nurses Battle Upsurge in Number of Cases

COVID-19: Panic in UCH as Doctors, Nurses Battle Upsurge in Number of Cases

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan is having its fair share of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as it has been discovered that some of its doctors, nurses and health workers are either managing the virus or going on isolation.

It was gathered that some nurses in some departments had near-death experiences from contracting the virus.

Some staff of the UCH blamed in-patients and out-patients for constantly exposing them to COVID-19 by not telling the truth about their state of health.

Rather than isolate and seek treatment, members of the outside community are said to only report their status when it gets severe thereby increasing the tendency to infecting people who come their way.

Aside from people not reporting to the hospital early if they observe COVID-19 symptoms, the cases are said to be spreading due to people’s non-adherence to protocols of wearing facemasks, avoiding gatherings, maintaining distance and regular washing of hands.

A staff of the hospital warned against non-adherence to COVID-19 protocols, noting that the current COVID-19 strain was more deadly and quick to kill.

Speaking with our Correspondent on Phone on the situation, Public Relations Officer, UCH, Toye Akinrinlola said the increasing rate of people being infected with COVID-19 was not peculiar to the UCH but was global.

He added that doctors, nurses, health workers of UCH, took precautions and are asked to go on isolation when confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Though he did not give a number of doctors and other health workers that are currently dealing with the virus, Akinrinlola said the hospital only had six in-patients that are confirmed COVID-19 positive.




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