By Amina Ahmed
Ibrahim Maikudi, the chairman, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Bauchi state chapter, has called on the State government to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for nurses in the state.
PPE are protective wears used to protect a person from being infected by diseases or virus.
Maikudi, who made the appeal while addressing a news conference, said nurses needed to protect themselves while discharging their duties
The appeal is coming barely 24 hours after Gov. Bala Mohammed tested positive to the Coronavirus.
Maikudi said members of the association could not afford to take unnecessary risk considering the coronvirus pandemic.
He said the association had mobilised its members to help in curtailing the spread of the disease.
According to him, NANNM will partner with the Nigeria Medical Assocation (NMA) in Bauchi to sensitise the public on preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While preparing and mobilising our members to be prepared in case they come in contact with patients, we also advised them to take safety measures while discharging their duties.
“We are calling on Bauchi government to provide PPE in the facilities across the state,” he said.
He said that members had been directed to counsel their clients, families, friends and the general public on hand washing and social distancing to curb spread of the disease.