COVID-19: FMC Makurdi Donates 96 Beds Space for Quarantine

Federal Medical Centre Makurdi has donated a section of the hospital with 96 beds for the quarantine of suspected cases of coronavirus in Benue state.

The Chief Medical Director of the hospital made this known during an interactive session jointly anchored by all the FM Stations in the state early today in Makurdi.

Governor Samuel Ortom, during the interactive session had also announced a section reserved at the Benue State University Hospital (BSUTH) as another centre for quarantine.

The CMD took the Governor to the permanent site of the hospital at Apir where he conducted him round the facility reserved for the suspected cases of COVID-19.

Ortom and the entire Benue COVID-19 emergency management team expressed satisfaction when shown equipments including ICU with 4 functional Ventilators. AEDs, Patient Monitors etc at the facility.

Recalled that the CMD had earlier cautioned on making for granted precautionary measures over the pandemic.

He said as a pandemic that has shook the entire world including the world powers, COVID-19 was not a disease to be handled with any propaganda especially over unfounded stories about vaccines.

He pointed out that frequent washing of hands, avoid shaking hands with people, self isolation, avoiding crowded areas amongst others are very simple ways of taking caution and avoiding contracting the disease cheaply.