Kano Health Workers Say They Are Ready To Work Despite The Risk

Health workers in Kano State have expressed readiness to serve the people at different capacities despite the risk of being infected by COVID-19.

Some of the health workers, who shared their experiences with Daily Trust said although they were working under intense risk of being infected by COVID-19, that would not stop them from serving humanity.

A health worker at Kano State COVID-19 isolation Centre at Kwanar Dawaki, who pleaded anonymity, said that he was posted to the centre last week and the personnel he relieved were all infected by COVID-19, but that did not stop him from carrying on with the job.

The Director of Bayero University Kano (BUK) Center for Infectious Diseases, Research and Control, Professor Isa Abubakar Sadiq also debunked allegations of health workers absconding from their duty posts.

He said as far as the laboratory is concerned, there was no such issue in Kano, noting that people working in the laboratory know the significance of safety issues.

Professor Sadiq said the NCDC personnel that arrived Kano were taking the issue of bio-safety very seriously, adding that they were undertaking thorough assessment and training of personnel as far as safety is concerned.

He said although three personnel working at the AKTH laboratory were infected by COVID-19, but that did not constitute sufficient reason for others to abscond from the laboratory.

The director said the three infected persons were currently undergoing treatment at the isolation center, while the remaining staff centre have continued with their duty.

Professor Sadiq, however, assured that the BUK COVID-19 test laboratory is ready for commissioning.

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