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CORONAVIRUS: Health workers abandon duty post

An Internal memo from the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) in Akwa Ibom State has revealed, that health workers are staying away from their work place due to alleged fear of contact with Covid-19.

A memo issued by the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Emmanuel Abudu on Friday advised the workers to return to their duty post, and others who have come in contact with an infected person to report themselves to the hospital for medical examination.

“By these directives, the Heads of Departments/Units must ensure compliance and inform erring staff to report to work as management will not hesitate to take stringent action upon failure to comply,” the memo reads.

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Meanwhile, the Chief Medical Director, of Ibom Multi-specialty Hospital in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Emmanuel Ekanem, said that the five Coronavirus infected patients are being treated and are responding to treatment.

“The five Coronavirus patients identified in Akwa Ibom State are responding positively to treatment at the isolation facilities of the hospital and have no need for ventilators,’’ he said.

By Oluwakemi Adelagun…

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