Covid-19: Oil coys, foundation conduct free medical training for health workers in Yobe community

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Shell Joint Venture in collaboration with Relume Charitable Foundation has provided free medical training for health workers in Fika community in Yobe state on the global pandemic coronavirus.

President of Relume Charitable Foundation, Professor Sherri Adeosun, said the exercise was a continuation of the earlier medical outreach conducted for 3,500 residents of the local government council this year.

Adeosun said currently, they are undertaking reconstruction of Primary Healthcare Center located in Fika town, which include expansion of the center from a 10-20 bed facility with a provision for an emergency room.

“Helping communities with medical needs has always been Relume’s passion.  The reconstruction work at Fika has reached 90 per cent completion and this will be one of the state-of-the-art in the state when completed.

“As for the three-week training, healthcare workers brainstormed on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. They were taught about the facts and myths about the illness, how to properly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in service of COVID-19 patients,” she said

Blueprint gathered the workers were also taught about social distancing and how to properly wash their hands, apart from the response training, in which the health care workers were trained on protocols to control infections, proper health and nutrition practices.

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