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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.



Participants across the hospital


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.


UBTH-Rapid Response Team (RRT) on COVID -19


The current COVID-19 pandemic which is now in Nigeria is steadily on the rise. To combat this spread and enable us quickly mobilize trained human resources, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital management as part of her already outlined efforts to address the challenge organised a training for the Rapid Response Team (RRT) on COVID-19 on Tuesday 24th March, 2020 at Oba Akenzua Hall.
In attendance at this training was the CMAC, Prof Omuemu, DCMACS, Profs Akoria and Adeleye, DDNS Asamah, Prof (Mrs) Sadoh, Dr Nwaneri (Director Institure of Child Health) and Dr Eki Udoko.

A total of 20 doctors, 17 nurses, 33 Paramedics, and one Lab scientist and environmental health officer each; drafted from various departments in the hospital were trained as part of the hospitals preparedness response.

Facilitators included Prof Akoria, Prof Adeleye, Dr Okwara, Dr Osaigbovo, Dr Obarisiagbon, Dr Ogboghodo and ADNS Uwugiaren.

The trainings covered:
– An overview of COVID-19
– Case identification of COVID-19
– Case Management of COVID-19
– Staff Risk Assessment
– Standard Precautions
– Practical demonstration session on donning and doffing PPE

Certificates were presented to participants at the end of the training.


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