Medicine

COVID-19: Kwara State attributes increase in cases to external influx

 The Kwara state government has attributed the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state to the influx of travellers from Lagos and North Western States

The state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq made the disclosure while speaking with journalists shortly after inspecting frontline doctors who underwent training on the use of PPE and management of COVID-19 patients at the Sobi Specialist Hospital’s Isolation centre in Ilorin.

The governor was at the centre to monitor health personnel’s compliance with safety protocols.

According to him, the state has not gotten to the level of community transmission of the disease.

Abdulrazaq explained that most of the people intercepted will come out positive after testing. He said eleven of the index cases at the isolation centre are travellers from Lagos and North Western states who were intercepted by security operatives deployed to enforce the ban on inter-state travels.

He said the state government will continue to mount surveillance and ensure the residents are protected from the pandemic.

The governor who commended the security agencies for rising to the occasion also urged them to do more to make the state safe.

He expressed satisfaction with the COVID-19 committee put in place by the people of Alanamu Community which has been yielding good results.

Abdulrazaq also advised other communities in the state to emulate the idea by putting in place committees to check and report suspected cases.

He reiterated the state government’s commitment to preventing further spread of the disease in the state.

In her remarks at the programme, Dr Lambe Oladeji, the team leader of the frontline doctors treating COVID-19 patients in the state expressed satisfaction with the quality of training given to them.

Dr Oladeji gave assurances of the team’s commitment to ensure all COVID-19 patients are given the best care they deserve.

Source: Voice of Nigeria