Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia,Nassarawa state Chief Medical director (CMD) Dr Ikrama Hassan has disclosed that 15 doctors out of 139 doctors working in the hospital have tested positive to COVID-19 .
The CMD in a statement released in the state capital,appealed to the Association of Residents Doctors to have a dialogue with the management of DASH on their position to close down the hospital in the midst of the second wave of COVID -19.
The residents doctors had called on the Association to downscale service delivery in all the departments of the hospital due to the rise of infection of health workers with COVID -19
Our responsibility as a management of the hospital is to first and foremost ensure that all our staff are protected in the course of discharging their duties.
He further advised that theres adequate face masks for all the workers “My call is for us to have a milk of human sympathy, we have adequate Personal protective equipment, we make provision for clothes face masks for all our patients relations and hand wash stands at strategic points within the hospital.
This second wave of the pandemic which is more infectious and needed concerted effort to tackle it, maintained that calling for the total shutdown of the activities in the hospital will create room for more mortality rate to be recorded.
He further explained that he is calling to have a sit-down talk with the state medical officials and if three test positive it doesn’t call for the total shut down of all departments in the hospital since its not in other departments.