Benue State Government organised a training for Action Committee on Covid 19

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Benue State Government has organised a training for members of the State Action Committee on Covid Nineteen on safety and on-the-field preventive measures to contain the spread of the virus.
Declaring the event opened at the new banquet hall of the Benue People’s House Makurdi,the deputy Governor and Chairman of the committee, Engr. Benson Abounu, said the training would equip members on how best to handle cases and also protect themselves from being infected.
He stated that the training would also build confidence and eliminate fear in them in the course of performing their duties.
Engineer Abounu noted that as research for the vaccine and treatment of the global pandemic was being carried out, it was pertinent to get used to the preventive and management measures.
He maintained that Benue has not recorded a fresh case of the COVID-19 apart from Susan Okpe who has been transferred to the isolation centre at the National Hospital Abuja on request for further management.
According to the deputy Governor,the hospital were the index case was first admitted has been fumigated and closed for services, adding that about Twenty three contacts has been traced and put under self isolation.
The Deputy Governor who acknowledged the determination of the State Government to ensure adequate safety for Benue people, said fumigation of all markets in Makurdi had been completed while that of markets in other parts of the state was ongoing.
Participants were trained in Coordination, Surveillance, Laboratory work, Infection Prevention and Control, Case Management, Point of Entry, Risk Communication, Logistics as well as Health and Safety.

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