Health Workers Infected By Covid19 Rise To 476 In FCT Abuja

Health Workers Infected By Covid19 Rise To 476 In FCT Abuja.

The Federal Capital Territory l Administration FCTA has placed the number of health workers who have
so far contracted COVID-19 in the territory at 476.

Chief Press Secretary CPS to the FCT minister, Anthony Ogunleye in a statement on Tuesday also noted that of the figure, four medical doctors have however paid the ultimate price.

“Since the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in the FCT, a total of 476 health workers inclusive of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory staff, drivers and other auxillary personnel have been infected by the virus. Of these figure, a total of 4 doctors have succumbed to the disease, the latest, a female doctor from Gwarimpa hospital passed on over the course of the week. There has not been any other recorded fatality of a health personnel over the last one week.

“It is important to mention that these fatalities have not in any way adversely affected the quality of services rendered in these hospitals and most certainly not to the point of rendering skeletal services”, the statement noted.

The FCTA also dismissed reports that its hospitals were currently rendering skeletal services due to the death of 20 medical doctors from COVID-19.

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