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Rehabilitation After COVID-19


World Physiotherapy Day falls on 8th September every year, and is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about their crucial role in keeping people well, mobile and independent. The day was established by World Confederation for Physiotherapy (WCPT) in 1996, and marks the date on which WCPT was founded in 1951. Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals that provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, or environmental factors.

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In line with the UBTH Management’s commitment to ensure the safety of her staff, pocket-sized hand sanitizers were distributed to all newly employed interns on Friday, 28th August, 2020.

This is sequel to the 2 -day training the new interns received on Infection Prevention and Control in the hospital.

The HOD of Pharmacy, Mrs Olumese distributed the hand sanitizers through the representatives of the medical, nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns on behalf of management.

We commend the dynamic UBTH Management team for her sustained zeal to ensure a safe working environment for her staff.



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The training on Infection Prevention and Control continued today at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital for the newly employed nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns

The DCMAC clinical services, Prof O. A Akoria who gave the opening remarks on behalf of Management admonished the interns to give their best in their work while ensuring a safe workplace environment.

In total, 195 interns were trained. Facilitators included Dr Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo (Chairman, Infection Control Committee), Dr Otaniyenuwa Eloghosa Obarisiagbon (Consultant, Public Health Physician), Dr Igunma (Consultant, Clinical Microbiologist), ADNS Uwugiaren (Nursing services), Mrs Irabor (Infection Control Nurse, Department of Community Health), Mr Chris Isueken (Snr. Environmental Health Officer), Mr Ibadin (Medical Laboratory Scientist), Dr Orezimena Omo-Ikirodah (Department of Community Health), and Dr Funmilola Adio (Department of Community Health).

E-Certificate of participation will be awarded to all interns.

Kudos to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team.





Today, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Infection Control Committee commenced training for the newly employed interns in the hospital.

The CMD in his opening remarks said that this training was geared at equipping the interns with infection prevention and control knowledge and practices that will ensure the safety of patients, healthcare workers and the community at large in accordance with our vision of providing quality healthcare solutions.

A total of 99 medical and dental interns were trained today. The training continues tomorrow with the nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns

Kudos to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team!




Today, our Hospital Management held a web-based seminar on the current situation of the Coronavirus pandemic as it affects the Hospital and society at large. The webinar was also to promote more awareness and to strengthen the need to adhere to all precautions.



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In attendance was our Board Chairman, Bashorun Adedoja Adewolu, Mfr, FHAN and the Director-General of NCDC represented by Dr Tochi Okwor. Others present were the Edo State WHO Representative, Mrs Faith Ireye, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) link for Edo State Government and UBTH, Uzor Okonma and Staff of the Hospital both within the State and the diaspora.



CORONAVIRUS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS ?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously seen in humans. It was first reported on the 31st of December, 2019 from Wuhan, China.


WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF COVID-19 ?

Scientists and public health officials are working hard to identify the source of the COVID-19. Coronaviruses can be transmitted between animals and people, or from person-to-person. For this novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the initial transmission is suspected to be from an animal source, however the specific animal is yet to be confirmed. Person-to-person transmission has occurred.

Till date, there is no confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, however it is important that people and the government are fully informed on necessary details.


HOW DO PEOPLE BECOME INFECTED WITH THIS VIRUS ?

People get infected by the virus when it is transmitted from animals to humans, or person-to-person usually after close contact with an infected patient, for example, in a household or healthcare setting. For this novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while most initial transmission appeared to be zoonotic, person-to-person transmission has been confirmed.

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