COVID-19: Plateau shuts down health care centre as three staff test positive
James Abraham, JosThe Chairman of Jos North Local Government Area in Plateau state, Shehu Bala Usman has ordered the closure of the Primary Health Care Centre in Ungwa Rimi community of the council Area.It was learnt that the closure of the health centre was ordered after three members of staff tested positive to COVID -19.
The Senior Information Officer of Jos North Local Government Area, Mr Philip Eplong, confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday.Eplong said, “The Primary Health Care clinic in unguwa Rimi in Jos North Local Government Area has been sealed.“This follows the COVID 19 positive test results of three Medical personnel from unguwa Rimi Primary Health center.
“The confirmation of COVID 19 of the three medical personnel was made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control after a series of tests by medical professionals.“Management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government Council, Shehu Bala Usman, who personally sealed the health center said the health workers were treating a patient who they thought had malaria but later realized the patient had contracted COVID 19.”
The Council Chairman pointed out that after a series of tests, three out of the 15 Health workers at the center tested positive for the disease.Usman called on all health personnel in the area to be cautious when handling any patient.The Supervisory Councilor for Primary Health Care in the area, Danladi Dashe, said the three infected persons had been quarantined for proper treatment while the remaining twelve who tested negative had gone into self-isolation.
He urged the people of Jos North not to panic as the local government authorities were doing everything possible to stop further spread of the pandemic.DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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