Equipping Healthcare workers for new COVID-19 treatment centres
28 December 2020
In anticipation of opening new COVID-19 treatment centres, the WHO supported training of health workers in the management of mild and moderate COVID-19 patients
Participants for the training were drawn from all over the country. Theoretical and practical sessions were conducted. Clinical characterization of COVID-19, management of mild and moderate cases of COVID-19 and oxygen therapy were covered. In total 12 doctors and 21 nurses were equipped with knowledge and skills to manage mild and moderate COVID-19 cases.
Dr William Addison- WHO consultant and Dr Abubacarr Jagne- Head of COVID-19 case management, were the facilitators. The trained health workers will be important in setting up other COVID-19 treatment centres and referring patients in need of more specialized critical care.