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COVID-19: Crisis looms As Cases Outnumber Bed-Spaces In States

As of today, Nigeria has an active COVID-19 case of 8,065, and bed spaces at 6,994, which has struck difficulty for treatment for most of the patients.

There are strong indications that a major crisis is looming in Nigeria’s battle against coronavirus as COVID-19 cases are rising compared to bed-spaces available for patients that are being treated for the disease.

On Saturday, COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 12,233, with 8, 065 of them active and 3,826 patients discharged, it was gathered that between Friday and Sunday, additional bed-spaces had not been provided despite the rising cases.

However, the Federal Ministry of Health, in response said only few states such as Lagos and Kano were battling with a shortage of bed-spaces.

The ministry also gave more insights into its proposed home treatment for COVID-19 patients, saying home care would not be adopted for coronavirus patients with underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

He said, “We are going to work with that to keep trying and making more spaces available but ultimately we might have to change our strategy a little bit, considering home care in certain circumstances where the person is able to provide a room where he or she can be managed sufficiently and secondly, we are able to support the care by enabling health workers to come to the house.”

Source: Punch News

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