Health workers under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), have made a revelation that they are running out of the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Chairman of the Bauchi State chapter, Ibrahim Maikudi, told the press on Wednesday that nurses needed to protect themselves in the course of their duties which they need PPE for.
PPE include goggles and protective clothing designed to protect the wearer’s body from infection.
Makiudi stated that his members can’t afford to take the risks of not having the PPE on when taking care of infected patients considering the novel coronavirus that has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
He added that the association had mobilized its members to join efforts targeted toward stopping the spread COVID-19.
“While preparing and mobilising our members to be prepared in case they come in contact with patients, we also advised them to take safety measures while discharging their duties.
We are calling on the Bauchi government to provide PPE in the facilities across the state,” he said