Two nurses and a doctor have tested positive for Coronavirus at a government hospital in Abuja, SaharaReporters exclusively reported.
A senior medical worker at the hospital told the newspaper that the infected health workers were part of medical personnel that attended to an infected person brought into the hospital.
The source said: “The patient was rushed to the hospital and as our job demands, we have to save life first and that was what we did.
“The person was attended to and stabilised by the medical team.
“A test was soon conducted and the result came out positive.
“The hospital thereafter asked all those who attended to the patient to undergo tests to determine their status and at the end of the day, two doctors and one nurse tested positive for the virus.
“They are currently in isolation at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital.”
Speaking further, the senior health worker lamented the lack of quality Personal Protective Equipment for them, adding that the government must invest in the protection of health workers at the frontline of the battle against the virus.
He said, “The unfortunate thing is that the government is not providing us with what to work with. It is sad that our PPE is not up to the world standard and can be penetrated by viruses.
“Some of us (health workers) have to use our personal funds to purchase gloves as we do not trust the ones government supplied.
“Nigerians should please remember us in their prayers and the government should provide us with what we really need to work.”
However, government officials are yet to confirm this report at the time of publishing.