by Winifred Okafor
The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos Mainland, has announced a disaster protection for each staff functioning in the frontline to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
Commenting on the development, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof Chris Bode said; “We expect to record by zero paces of patient-to-staff disease by embracing universally prescribed accepted procedures.”
He stated that working intimately with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, and Federal Ministry of Health, FMOH, the emergency clinic has additionally obtained enough materials to work with.
“We have likewise reasonably adjusted the wards to start affirmations in LUTH. We have downsized the affirmation of routine cases while all in-patients are being moved to Block E for simplicity of care,” he said.
To guarantee appropriate security of staff, Bode said bleeding edge officials must wear N95 veils and remain in any event six feet away while triaging any patient and will bring in the Infectious Diseases Unit to perceive any presumed case. He said: “We will do this with the affection for one another and care for our patients. We will give regard and pride to one another as COVID-19 Warriors and patients to whom we speak to the main expectation in these troublesome days. Non-occupant staff chipping away at this will be housed inside or approach LUTH.”
Expressing that LUTH presently has in excess of 120 warriors, volunteers who have been prepared and are prepared to be seriously conveyed, he clarified that since early February 2020, all-volunteer gathering of staff containing Nurses, Pharmacists, Doctors, Laboratory Scientists, Hygienists, Porters, and Drivers have been getting ready for their inclusion in the battle against the COVID-19 scourge.
“We had before recognized the four Wards on the recently restored Block B as appropriate for an Isolation Center while endeavors were in progress to make sure about enough assets and consumables for us to concede and treat Nigerians burdened with COVID-19 in LUTH.
“Suspected cases will be kept in the old Isolation Center close to the An/E constructing and affirmed cases are to be conceded through a devoted course onto the B Block through the entryway inverse the Oxygen Room.
“We are prepared for this test and, try to keep your hat on, on the off chance that we don’t battle COVID-19 unflinchingly, COVID-19 may search for every one of us in our homes,” he stated.