Muhammad Garba, Dutse
The Jigawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (JSPHCDA) in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) organized a 3-day training for frontline health workers on Covid-19 case management in Dutse.
Speaking at the opening session of the 3-day training, the Executive Secretary State Primary Healthcare Board (SPHCB) Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim said, they seek the intervention of UNICEF and Federal Government for effective facilitation of the training.
He said the training was aimed at improving clinical suspicion of the workers on how to go extra mile in assessing patients with ailments that has some symptoms of Coronavirus.
Dr. Kabiru stated that, tertiary health facilities are receiving sophisticated and complicated referrals cases and for that, they need capacity building on corona virus infection, detection and protection to ensure people with covid-19 are not missing or allowed to go back and infect their family.
“Patients came to hospital with diabetic or hypertension problems and all have covid-19 symptoms, so doctors must take personal protection measures seriously and also go further to asses such patient as potential suspected coronavirus victims”.
He said the training would also improve the participants capacity on Covid 19-test and management as the noble virus still exists in our communities.
In her remarks, Health Specialist, UNICEF Field Office Kano, Hajiya Saudat Bashir Abdullahi Said UNICEF is collaborating with government and other private sector to enhance war against Coronavirus to sustain the progress made against the spread of the virus.