COVID 19: Bauchi nurses demand protective equipment

The Chairman of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Bauchi State chapter, Ibrahim Maikudi, has called on the  State government to provide Personal Protective Equipment for nurses in the state.
PPE are protective wears used to guard against being infected by diseases or virus.
Maikudi, who made the appeal while addressing a press conference in Bauchi on Wednesday, said nurses needed to protect themselves while discharging their duties
The appeal is coming bare 24 hours after Governor Bala Mohammed of the state tested positive to the Coronavirus.
Maikudi said members of the  association could not afford to take unnecessary risk considering the coronvirus pandemic.
He said the association had mobilised its members to partake in the effort at curtailing the spread of the dreaded disease.
According to him, NANNM will partner with the Nigeria Medical Association in Bauchi State to sensitive the public on preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said: “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 Bauchi Government to provide PPE in the facilities across the state.”
Maikudi said members had been directed to counsel their clients, families, friends and the general public on hand washing and social distancing to guard  against contracting COVID 19.