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FG considers treating COVID-19 patients at home

The Federal Government said it might consider treating coronavirus patients at home because of the shortage of bed spaces at isolation centres.

This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.

He said there was bed spaces shortage especially in Lagos and partly in Abuja and Kano where the cases were high.

The DG said, “Across the country we have about 3,500 bed spaces identified and available for COVID-19. But in Lagos, we are already struggling.

“We are going to work with that to keep trying and making more spaces available but ultimately we might have to change our strategy a little bit, considering home care in certain circumstances where the person is able to provide a room where he or she can be managed sufficiently and secondly we are able to support the care by enabling health workers to come to the house”

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