COVID-19: UMTH inaugurates newly equipped isolation centre
The Chairman Board of Management of University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Alhaj Hadi Ukashatu, has inaugurated the hospital’s newly equipped COVID-19 Isolation Intensive Care Unit.
Speaking at inauguration ceremony on Friday, Ukashatu landed Federal Government for the intervention which he described as timely in preparation for any eventually based on the much talked about third wave of the pandemic.
Ukashatu who observed that for the past six months there was no admitted case of COVID-19 in the hospital, urged the public to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols as the best way to contain the pandemic.
Also speaking, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Ahmed Ahijo, said the 36-bed capacity isolation unit comprising 10-bedded Intensive Care Unit was part of Federal Government COVID-19 intervention programme in all Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres.
Ahijo said with this development, the hospital now has a complete centre with more equipped isolation ward, personal protection equipments and others consumables.
Ahijo said that the hospital has also gotten two new additional testing machines.
“We have ventilators and virtually everything that you need in managing severe COVID-19 cases.
“There is also supportive facilities like the radiology and dialysis section in case of renal failure which is one of the challenges of COVID-19 patients,” Ahijo said.
Also inaugurated by the Chairman board of the Teaching Hospital is a Molecular laboratory.