COVID-19: Delta trains healthcare workers on capacity development.

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HEALTHCARE workers in Delta on Wednesday completed a 3-day intensive training to build their capacity treatment protocol for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  pandemic.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the training was organised by the Delta Ministry of Health, through the State Emergency Operation Committee (EOC), on COVID-19.

Speaking at the end of the training in Asaba, the Incident Manager of the EOC, Dr (Mrs) Ann Ojimba, said the training was aimed at helping to build the capacity of the medical personnel to respond to the pandemic.

“The training will afford the participants the opportunity to ask questions to allay their fears and also build their capacity.

“It will also enable the State to have a formidable team that will be able to effectively tackle the disease whenever it is detected in the State,” she said.

Earlier in his remark, Dr Belu Abaye of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said that the Delta government was determined to raise a Case Management Team for Lassa fever and COVID-19.

He said the team was drawn from the Local Government Areas, Federal Medical Centre, Hospital Management Board and the State University Teaching Hospital.

Abaye said that the 3-day training would no doubt help build confidence in the healthcare workers and increase their knowledge on the use of available critical materials.

According to him, the trained personnel will be deployed to the four established COVID-19 treatment centres and facilities across the State.

NAN reports that participants at the 3-day training included Executive Secretaries of Local Health Authorities, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and Laboratory Scientists.

The climax of the 3-day training included the adoption of a treatment protocol for COVID-19 and recommendation on how best to contain the disease.

NAN

– March 27, 2020 @ 08:32 GMT

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