Do not treat coronavirus patients privately – Health minister warns health workers

April 12, 2020
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The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has warned health workers against treating suspected cases of Coronavirus privately. 

The health minister made this statement at the Presidential Task Force daily media briefing on Friday April 10, while directing all health workers to refer all cases to certified healthcare facilities for isolation and management. 

The Minister said; 

”All medical practitioners, health care workers and also the public are reminded that Covid-19 is such a highly infectious disease and they should abstain from trying to privately treat or manage these cases in their homes.

“Only designated treatment centre can provide safe isolation and management of Covid-19 patients. 

“All designated isolation and treatment centres have adequate supplies to manage cases and there is no shortage of Personal Protective Equipment and no fear of shortage in the short term for health workers.”

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