COVID19: FG Seeks Support Of Healthcare Practitioners, As Fatality Rate Stands At 1.36%
12 January 2021 Health
The Minister Of State For Health, Senator. Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora has called on all health care practitioners to promptly send all suspected COVID19 cases for testing and when positive, refer them to isolation centres for treatment.
The minister who made the call on Monday in Abuja at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, express worry that attempt to treat suspected or confirmed cases not only exposes the health workers in such a facility to risk of infection but also denies the patient early access to effective treatment .
.According to him, “The plan of the Federal Government regarding activation of oxygen availability in the States is on course with a view to effecting immediate repairs of non-functional oxygen plants.”
“The weekly Case Management Partners Coordination forum for 2021 is set to recommence on Wednesday 13th January, 2021. This is an avenue for continuous interface with different actors in case management towards engendering experience sharing.”
Dr. Mamoora again emphasised the need emphasise on the need to avoid crowding as displayed in the ongoing National Identity Number Enrollment.
“There is absolutely no cause for this, if only people would voluntarily comply with advisories and guidelines as issued by the Ministry of Communications and its relevant Agency.”
“The statement credited to me on the social media as to the suspension of the exercise is out of context, hence misleading. For the avoidance of doubt, Mr President’s order on the matter remains as being carried out by the relevant Ministry.”
We have now crossed the 100,000 mark for confirmed cases of COVID-19, an evidence of increasing infection.
As of this morning, 100,087 cases have been confirmed while 80,030 cases have been discharged since this Pandemic began. We have also sadly recorded 1,358 deaths in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
In the last 24 hours, 1,024 new confirmed cases were recorded in 17 states with 8 deaths. The case fatality rate stands at 1.36%.
So far, we have tested a total of 1,025,560 people with a positivity rate of 9.8%.
“Our testing rate in the last few weeks has increased as we continue to engage states to scale up their case finding and testing.” he added.