The doctors under the aegis of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, also urged the people that had recently returned to the country from abroad to self-isolate so as to curb further spread of the disease .
Adeleye Kusimo, chairman of Ogun chapter of AGPMPN, said this in a statement on Tuesday, March 24, in Abeokuta.
Kusimo in the statement entitled: “COVID-19 and the imposed responsibilities,” lamented the inability of government to have the data of the travellers that entered the country.
He called for a proper accountability and demonstration of love for the people in the country.
He advised the people, especially travellers to obey the enumerated action plans by the government.
The chairman also urged governments at all levels to put more efforts to forestall the spread of the scourge by enforcing all safety measures.
“Every person in that category should strictly confine themselves on arrival; keep watch on their health and contact health authorities as soon as they feel unusual about their health.
“It is difficult to know how many of such incomers among us, moving about freely are infected and are spreading the disease.
“Family members should take responsibilities to convince their relatives on the enumerated steps,” he said.
Kusimo, however, reminded the hospital and clinic workers to maintain safe distances between people at the reception and consulting areas within the hospitals.
He added that if possible, a red line be created to keep the front desk officers far from the incoming patients.
The AGPMPN chairman also charged the workers to ensure hand sanitisers are made available at the point of entry and wear face masks when the need arose.
On individual level, Kusimo advised Nigerians to understand with the government’s stay-at-home order for self and public good.
He said: “to maintain a safe distance from ourselves for this period is a short time of little inconvenience that will prevent longer lasting discomfort and sorrow.”
– March 24, 2020 @ 6:57 GMT |