The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, has listed conditions for effective tackling of the COVID-19 in Oyo State.
The conditions were contained in a statement jointly signed by the association’s President, Dr Abraham Akinbola, and General Secretary, Dr Abubakar Usman.
The statement said the conditions were generated from a thorough observation of the situation and facilities available to combat the deadly virus.
It urged the state government to as a matter of urgency make provision for adequate and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including Hazmats’s suit for health workers combating the virus across the state.
The statement also called for the upgrading of the Isolation Centre at the teaching hospital in Ogbomoso to accommodate more patients while adequate arrangement should be made to improve manpower at the hospital.
It added that the Virology Laboratory in the College of Health Sciences of the hospital in Ogbomoso needed to be upgraded to Biosafety level 3.
“Government should ensure appropriate personnel are engaged to help the state government, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and WHO in the fight against this pandemic,” it said.
It called for proper appreciation of health workers in the state as recently done by the Federal Government, saying they deserved this as frontline workers in the COVID-19 battle.
“All health workers in the country are frontline health workers, same as those in isolation centres.
“A group life insurance policy must be put in place to cater for indemnity of our members in the course of discharging their duties both during this pandemic era and thereafter,” it added.
It further called for an urgent action on the perennial challenges facing the teaching hospital such as payment of one year salary arrears.
The statement advocated the implementation of the corrected CONMESS for payment of salary to attract more doctors to the teaching hospital in Ogbomoso.
It also called for the enrollment of the hospital’s staff into the new minimum wage payment platform in the state as well as increasing the institution’s monthly subvention.
The statement said the conditions were given in the hope that Gov. Seyi Makinde would take necessary steps toward implementing them.
Tanker Explosion: Ex- Gov Bello Aide On Students Matters Omonu Joshua Commiserates With Govt., Students, Families Of Accident Victims
The immediate past Senior Special Assistant on Students Matters to Governor Yahaya Bello, has joined his voice with that of other sympathisers to commiserate with the families of the students, Felele community who were killed during a Tanker explosion which occurred at early hours on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital.
Joshua in a statement he personally signed and made available to News men prayed for eternal rest of those that died in the incident and fortitude to bear the loss on part of their families as well as quick recovery for the injured.
He equally condoled the government and people of Kogi State where he hail the prompt response of the government to the scene.
Kogi Inferno: Gov Obaseki Condoles With Kogi Govt, People And Wish Them Fortitude To Bear The Loss
The newly returned Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the government and people of Kogi State, over the tanker explosion which claimed many lives.
In the condolence message issued in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, Obaseki said: “I condole with the government and people of Kogi State over the tanker explosion that claimed several lives.
“The explosion is an urgent reminder of the need to prioritize road and rail infrastructure development in Nigeria.”
The governor added: “Our hearts go out to families that lost persons and wish them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Just In: Another Gas Explosion Hits Lagos
A gas explosion is currently rocking one area at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.
According to reports gathered, many of the people who involved in the incident were injured.
The Punch reports that buildings around the scene of the explosion suffered a partial collapse. As of the time of filing this report, the details of the gas explosion were sketchy An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke.
The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties but many people are injured.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.
He disclosed that emergency fighters have arrived at the scene of the incident. “LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.
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