In order to ensure that health workers stay safe while confronting the increasing cases of Covid-19, a group – CovidNigeriamedics – has donated face shields to medical doctors and nurses in Kano State.
Face shields are personal lprotective devices that are used by health workers to protect facial area, including eyes, nose and mouth from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids.
The items were given to representatives of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Kano State branch.
While donating the items, a member of the CovidNigerianMedics Steering Group, Engr. Sani Umar, called on the health practitioners to use the items judiciously and ensure adequate distribution to health facilities in line with the associations’ membership strength and burden of COVID19 infection.
The group also called on corporate bodies and individuals to continue to support the fight against Covid-19 by donating protective equipment or in cash so that health workers in the 36 states of the country will also benefit.
Umar further disclosed that the donation was premised on the fact that health workers are on the frontline and are at risk of contracting Covid19, stressing that, ensuring their protection has become paramount to all well-meaning Nigerians.
CovidNigeriamedics is group of concerned and committed Nigerian health workers at home and in diaspora volunteering their time and resources to curb the pandemic.
While noting that the government need to support of both corporate organisations and private individuals to halt the spread of the Covid-19, the group noted that anyone interested in donating any item can contact Community Health and Research Initiative on 08062586203.