51 Medical Officers and 17 Inmates has tested positive for covid-19 in Bauchi. The Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA) Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this today 13th June in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi.
The chairman, however, lamented that one of the medical personnel lost his life to the virus in the line of duty.
The BASPHCDA boss disclosed that an isolation centre had been established in the correctional facility to ensure that no inmate escape.
“We created an isolation centre in the facility because we don’t want the inmates to escape.
“Fourteen of the the inmates are currently recieving treatment in the isolation centre inside the facility,’’ Mohammed said.
Mohammad, who is also the Chairman, Bauchi State Contact Tracing Committee on COVID-19, however, advised health workers in the state to be very vigilant and ensure that they properly make use of their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.
He said that the state government was conducting an active community search, taking samples from members of the communities for testing.
“We are engaged in massive community search, trying to take samples of members of the communities,’’ said the BASPHCDA boss.
NAN reports that Bauchi state had so far recorded 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 230 had been discharged, 11 deaths and 161 patients on admission.