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COVID-19 Second Wave: Cross River Govt Distributes COVID-19 Items To More Than 4,000 Frontline Health Staff (Photos)

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COVID-19 Second Wave: Cross River Govt Distributes COVID-19 Items To More Than 4,000 Frontline Health Staff

 

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to develop, there is an urgent need to protect over-stretched health staff. At the headquarters of the Ministry, the Chairman of the Cross River State COVID-19 Task Force made this known, pointing out the need to re-equip our frontline health workers with COVID-19 prevention materials as protection and preventive measures must first start with them as they are more exposed to this danger in the course of discharging their duties.

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With the population having COVID-19 fatigue, the second wave of COVID-19 has arrived, people finding it difficult to implement the COVID-19 protocol leading to the spread of the community. For our frontline health workers who are always at the forefront of this struggle to continue to be safe, we must take responsibility not only to protect them, but to come out as a government to support them with all of the n n

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Both of our main and secondary facilities have been distributed with this COVID-19 protective/prevention equipment, which can cover nearly 5,000 health staff around the board.

Dr. Betta Edu carefully listed the progress made in the State response, which today brought creativity even to the National Reaction, and she also outlined some of the setbacks as a result of the EndSARS protest that affected the reference Lab and 100 bed Isolation Center, leaving the State with only 14 bed space (4 in UCTH and 10 in GH Ogoja).

Dr. Janet Ekpeyong DG Primary Health Care Development Agency, who was on hand to receive the PPEs with some Local Government Primary Health Care Directors. She thanked the response team of the Cross River state COVID-19 Taskforce for always being proactive. She noted that the front line health workers have begun to sensitize on the COVID-19 vaccines that dissipate rumors around it. She promised to be proactive.

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The Director of Medical Services and Medical Superintendents were also on hand to receive state response commendations for often prioritizing health staff in the state for secondary facilities.

COVID-19 Second Wave: Cross River Govt Distributes COVID-19 Items To More Than 4,000 Frontline Health Staff

 

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