Organizations donate equipment to fight the virus in three states
Former chief medical director (CMD) of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi and president of the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN), Dr. Mohammed Alkali, have shattered the widely held belief that hot temperature prevents the spread of the new coronavirus.
Presenting a conference on the disease at a meeting hosted by the Bauchi State Muslims Coalition on Covid-19 for imams and other stakeholders in Bauchi, the donation said it was wrong for people to assume that the places with high temperatures could not be affected by the virus.
He pointed out that countries with higher heat like Saudi Arabia have had more cases.
According to Alkali, the virus lives in the human and animal body, adding that it could also be viable outside for as long as 12 hours. He explained that the pandemic affects the lungs, stays in the throat and can manifest by fever, cough, sneezing, body weakness and difficulty breathing, among other symptoms.
Declaring that social interaction increases the chances of contracting the disease, the ex-CMD added that the practice of social distancing helps to contain its spread.
The doctor, who recommended frequent hand disinfection, also advised mosques on the use of fumigators as part of measures to control the spread of the plague among the faithful.
In a related context, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) have donated ambulances, ventilators and other medical supplies essential to relaunch the war against the scourge COVID- 19 at Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers. States.
Supplies were received at weekends in Yenagoa, Port Harcourt and Warri. Items include four ambulances, 10 Synovent E3 ventilators, 300 infrared thermometers and 1,000 face shields, others hand sanitizers, hospital beds , disposable coveralls and personal protective equipment (PPE). ) and various relief materials.
Presenting the goods to the three state governments, NCDMB executive secretary Simbi Wabote admitted that the human race is going through difficult times, adding that its board of directors, as a responsible and sensitive corporate citizen, has decided to support the fight to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Represented by the director of planning, research and statistics (PRS), Dazibah Patrick Obah, he explained that the agency had also sponsored several awareness campaigns in the media in order to inform citizens on how to ” avoid getting the virus.