COVID-19 spike: We’re running out of treatment facilities, FG cries out

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, raised the alarm that Nigeria had reached a critical level where hospital capacity could no longer cope with more serious COVID-19 cases.

According to him, health workers may be forced to make tough decisions.

“The country has reached a critical level where the hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases and health workers would be forced to make tough decisions.

Dr Ihekweazu gave the warning in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He also urged those in the frontline to maintain “a higher index of suspicion for COVID-19.”

Tough decisions

The NCDC boss added that health workers should not rule out COVID-19 even while treating malaria patients.

“We need to protect our more vulnerable citizens. We all have to take responsibility, this is not for NCDC, PTF or government alone,” Ihekweazu said.

Daily Trust reports that many senior citizens have died from COVID-19 complications in the last few days while many others are in critical condition.

Dr Ihekweazu warned that the virus was spreading fast, causing mild symptoms in some and severe illness/death in others.

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