Covid Second Wave: CMD warns Nasarawa Residents To Be Cautious
Amina Mohammed, Lafia
The Chief Medical Director of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, Dr. Ikrama Hassan has urged the public to take the second wave of COVID-19 more seriously as it is proven to be more virulent than the first wave.
Dr. Ikarama made this known in an interview with journalists in his office while calling on the people of Nasarawa State to take personal responsibility for their health by observing the universal preventive protocols, adding that Nasarawa State has already recorded a high number of COVID-19 cases in this second wave.
The CMD also emphasized that the government has fully equipped the hospital with all the necessary equipment for COVID-19 management, including ventilators, adding that the management of DASH has also retrained its staff and all necessary measures have been put in place to tackle the second wave, hence, reducing the rate of infections within the hospital.
He however laments on the nonchalant attitude of the people towards the virus, saying “it is very necessary at this time that individuals take personal responsibility of protecting themselves and others”.