Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria to recall retired doctors, nurses

The Federal Government has said retired doctors and nurses could be reabsorbed in states to help in the fight against coronavirus.

This was made known by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja while giving an update on the virus.

According to the minister, 36 persons had so far been infected in the country, with 26 of them having travel history while six had contacts with infected persons.

He added that four of the infected persons had no travel history or known contact with a confirmed case.

The minister said one death had so far been recorded, explaining that the deceased died of complications from underlining illness, having just returned from the United Kingdom, where he had gone for treatment.

He said, “We have advised that some states should issue a call for retired doctors and nurses to be able to be reabsorbed and come back to service for this particular period if the need arises. They can be recalled back to active duty. They are in the reserved pool'', he said.

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