- Nurses in Ondo state are staging a protest over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic
- The nurses said there have been rising cases of Covid-19 infections among health workers in the state
- According to the health workers, the state government is not doing enough in carrying out contact tracing of infected persons, thereby endangering their lives
The nurses in Ondo state are staging a protest over the alleged poor handling of the coronavirus by the state government, according to Sahara Reporters.
Legit.ng gathers that he nurses have converged at the Mother and Child Hospital in Akure, the state capital.
The nurses said who are working in government hospitals blamed the state government for the rising cases of coronavirus among health workers in the state
They are accusing the government of not doing enough in carrying out contact tracing of infected persons in the state.
According to them, over 10 nurses and five doctors have contracted the deadly COVID-19 in the state in the past one week.
The nurses said the development had forced their colleagues to stop work at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Akure.
If the state government does not address the situation, the nurses will embark on strike, the Ondo state chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Kehinde Nomiye, warned.
Meanwhile, a COVID-19 patient who ran away from Imo state after testing positive has been nabbed at "Oja Oba” market in Akure, capital of Ondo state.
The patient tested positive for coronavirus in Imo state and instead of submitting herself for treatment, she escaped to the southwest state, the commissioner for health, Wahab Adegbenro, disclosed.
A manhunt was launched for her by the Imo and Ondo governments. This eventually paid off as she was picked up and taken to an isolation centre.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu disclosed that he is proud of the achievement.
He said: "We are particularly proud of this feat of collaboration to help prevent the spread of #Covid19. It was a joint effort of the DSS and the state surveillance team to track the lady and isolate her before she triggered a major superspreader event."
According to the state commissioner, the patient was caught selling second-hand clothes popularly known as ‘okrika’ inside the market. Adegbenro appealed to residents to make the work of government and health workers easier by cooperating.
The lady who probably did not expect to be caught was picked up a day after Imo state task force on prevention and control of COVID-19 revealed that 25 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state had escaped.