Plateau shuts health centre

THE Chairman of Jos North Local Government Area in Plateau State, Shehu Usman, has ordered the closure of the primary health care clinic in Ungwa Rimi community of the council Area.

It was learnt that the closure of the health centre followed the infection of three members of staff with COVID-19 as their test results were confirmed positive by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The Senior Information Officer of Jos North Local Government Area, Mr Philip Eplong, confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday.

Eplong said, “The Primary Health care Clinic in Unguwa Rimi in Jos North Local Government Area has been sealed. This follows the COVID-19 positive test results of three medical personnel from Unguwa Rimi Primary Health Centre.”

Speaking further, the council chairman pointed out that after a series of tests, three out of the 15 health workers at the centre tested positive of the disease.

He called on all health personnel in the area to be cautious when handling any patient.

Usman called on all  health personnel in the area to be cautious when handling any patient.

The Supervisory Councilor of Primary Health Care  in the area, Danladi Dashe said  the three infected  persons had since been  quarantined for proper treatment while the remaining 12 who tested negative, had gone into  self-isolation.

He  urged the  people of Jos North not to panic as the local government authorities were doing everything possible to stop further spread of the pandemic.

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