Health Expert Fears Crisis Looms with Upsurge of Health Workers Infections
Health expert George Jobe has warned of a crisis if the numbers of health workers testing positive for Coronavirus is not contained in the quickest time possible.
Jobe has told Zodiak that health workers engage a high section of society when executing their duties and even in their private lives hence the need to put in place stringent measures to prevent spread of t he virus.
As of 18th July 2020, Malawi had recorded 97 new Covid-19 cases, of which 9 were health care workers, for instance.
Jobe has since appealed to health workers to take extra precaution in their line of duty.
“Apart from the personal protective equipment like facemasks and gloves, they should also sanitize their equipment such as tables and doors. But what we should also remember is that our health workers are human beings, so when we talk about local transmissions in our communities, they are also there in our communities,” explained Jobe.
Cop Chairperson for the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 Dr John Phuka has also noted that as local transmission is on the increase, there is need for everyone to follow all the precautions.
As of July18, 2,907 had tested positive for Covid 19 with 59 deaths. Of these, 866 were imported infections while 2041 are locally transmitted.