No fewer than twenty-four medical officers have contracted Coronavirus in Bauchi.
Naija News reports that the Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed confirmed that 24 medical officers in the state tested positive to coronavirus disease in a statement on Saturday.
The BASPHCDA Chairman who made the disclosure at a news conference in Bauchi, however, said no death had been recorded among the affected medical workers.
Mohammed added that 17 of the affected medical officers are from Azare, the headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of the state while seven are from Bauchi Local Government Area.
Mohammed who is also the Chairman, Bauchi State Contact Tracing on COVID-19 Committee, said that all the health workers in the state were now more careful in handling the disease, adding that all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) had been provided for the frontline healthcare workers in the state.
“Here in Bauchi, we are really very concerned about this infection that is affecting our healthcare workers so that they will not be discouraged or demoralised,” he said.
The PHCDA boss, however, advised the health workers to be very careful and ensure that they properly used their PPE at all times. He also assured the people that health workers in the state would continue to put in their best to ensure that more patients recovered from the infection.
Meanwhile, Bauchi state has so far recorded 210 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 41 Coronavirus patients discharged, three Coronavirus deaths recorded and while 166 Coronavirus cases are still active.