COVID-19: Kaduna teaching hospital to restrict movement of visitors

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By Stella Kabruk

Kaduna – Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna said would henceforth restrict the number of visitors to the hospital.

Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Abdulkadir Musa Tabari, disclosed this at a news conference in Kaduna on Monday.

He said the hospital took the decision in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

”Though, we have not recorded any case in Kaduna so far, except for the three persons who are on self-isolation, the hospital has to take preventive measures to avoid the spread of the disease by enlightening the general public on personal hygiene, social distancing, and inter-personal hygiene.

“People should reduce going to the hospitals to stay because is in the hospitals you get in contact victims.

”When you have a patient in the hospital make sure you have one person will stay him/her, while others stay at home.

”We do not want our hospitals to be over-crowded, hence our decision to restrict visitation, the CMD said.

According to him, anybody who experiences any symptoms such as coughing, soar throat, headache, difficulty in breathing, and fever should report himself or herself to the nearest hospital to avoid spreading the disease.

He advised residents of the state to wash frequenttheir hands frequently, adding that doing so would help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“There is need for the general public to increase frequent hand washing, and wearing of face mask while keeping a distance of two to three meters away from one another because the coronavirus is not like Ebola or lassa fever.

“One can even get infected the coronavirus through droplets.

“The teaching hospital, as part of measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease, has also activated further isolation units while staffs have been trained on the symptoms and how they can prevent themselves from coming in contact patients who have shown some signs of the disease.

“The hospital also gives protective equipment to the workers as also provides hand sanitisers and face masks to any person coming into the hospital.