Ojukwu Varsity teaching hospital trains staff on COVID-19 handling


The Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) Amaku, Awka has commenced the training of its staff on safety and management of Coronavirus patients.

Dr Basil Nwankwo, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, said the training was a wholly internal affair of COOUTH.

Nwankwo added that the training which would be in batches commenced on April 8 and would end on April 16.

He said the roster for participants had been published for various departments on different dates as everybody would not be accommodated in line with the principle of physical distancing.

The CMD expressed surprise about rumours that nurses nominated for training were being asked to pay money and wondered what the peddlers wished to achieve with such falsehood.

According to him, the attention of the managementof COOUTH, Amaku-Awka has been drawn to an online publication stating that Nurses nominated for COVID-19 training are being asked to pay for the training.

“Management wishes to make it clear that the COVID-19 training which started on April 8 is strictly an internal affair of the hospital.

“Appropriate roster was displayed department by department aimed at maintaining social distancing.

“COOUTH has no mandate from the Anambra State Ministry of Health to train outsiders. The public is hereby advised to disregard the said publication and be properly advised,” he said in a statement by Henrietta Agbai, the hospital’s Public Relations Officer.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Anambra has yet to record any positive case of Coronavirus. (NAN)

– Apr. 10, 2020 @ 7:55 GMT |

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