By Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Performing Secretary of the Well being and Human Providers Secretariat, Dr. Mohammed Kawu has examined constructive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Kawu, whereas speaking to journalists on Thursday on the Asokoro District Hospital, the place he’s receiving remedy defined that his journey to the Isolation Middle started 12 days in the past when he skilled feverish circumstances.
This prompted him to undertake the COVID-19 check, which turned out to be constructive.
Kawu, who’s the equal to the Commissioner for Well being, mentioned it was essential for Nigerians to understand that COVID-19 is actual and could be deadly.
In his phrases: “I would like each Nigerians, like I’ve all the time informed them within the media, that this factor is actual and anyone could be contaminated, particularly these of us which are on the frontline. The illness could be deadly and it’s important that everybody follows all of the extant pointers of hand washing or sanitizing, keep social distancing carrying of facial protecting and staying at house”.
On the challenges of being a frontline well being employee, Kawu mentioned that the key disadvantage was infecting members of their households at house.
He mentioned that his contaminated members of the family are additionally being managed inside the FCT system.
Talking on his signs and standing of his well being, Dr Kawu mentioned: “I’m blissful and I thank my creator that mine was average an infection. I acquired some signs that weren’t very extreme. I needed to be on intravenous (IV) medicine for about 10 days. I’m stronger now. In all probability they’ll discharge me anytime quickly”.
In regards to the standing of different frontline well being staff, Kawu mentioned: “I seen essential factor; there’s a lot dedication by the well being staff, they’re very dedicated, very patriotic. They’re risking their lives to guard the society”.