The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dalhatu Araf Specialists Hospital, Lafia, Dr Hassan Ikrama says the hospital will soon receive medical equipment to boost the state’s preparedness in controlling the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Ikrama, who spoke with News men Friday in Lafi, said the hospital had made presentation on the equipment the hospital needed to boost facilities in the isolation centre.
“The government has already placed order for the equipment and they are already on the way. lt will arrive the state any moment, as soon as the equipment arrive, the hospital will take delivery and make them known,” he said.
He however noted that staff were screened before getting access to the facilities which is part of the measures to control the spread of the virus.
He strongly emphasised that non-essential staff are directed to stay at home following Nasarawa state government directives, adding that the management had provided protective kits to essential staff who are still coming to work.
The CMD urged the general public in the state to continue staying at home, wash hands with soap and running water frequently, avoid crowded places, maintain social distance and follow the instructions from various government agencies.
You would recall that governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State had on Thursday while updating newsmen on government measures to control the spread of the virus, said it would soon take delivery of medical equipment.