FCTA Health Secretary, Kawu Tests Positive For COVID-19
Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Dr Mohammed Kawu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Kawu, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen at the Asokoro District Hospital, where he is receiving treatment, on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him, his journey to the isolation center began 12 days ago when he started experienced feverish conditions, prompting him to go for COVID-19 test which returned positive.
Kawu stated that it was very important for Nigerians to appreciate that COVID-19 was real and could be fatal, adding that;
I want every Nigerians, as I have always advised them in the media, that COVID-19 is real and anybody can be infected, especially those of us that are on the frontline. The disease can be fatal and it is important that everyone follows all the extant guidelines of hand washing or sanitizing, maintain social distancing wearing of facial covering and staying at home.
He stressed that the major drawback for front line health workers was infecting members of their families at home.
The FCTA health secretary said that his family members who are infected are also being managed within the FCT.
He expressed that;
I am happy and I thank my creator that mine was moderate infection. I got some symptoms that were not very severe. I had to be on intravenous (IV) drugs for about 10 days. I am stronger now. They will probably discharge me anytime soon. I noticed very important thing; there is so much commitment by the health workers, they are very committed, very patriotic. They are risking their lives to protect the society.
He appealed to all Nigerians to be involved in the fight against the COVID-19.
The secretary urged everybody to take personal responsibility to ensure protection of their family.
Kawu called on COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at Isolation and Treatment Center to observe all extant guidelines to tame the spread of the disease.
The FCT has seven isolation and treatment centers across the territory, out of which six of them are public facilities while one is privately managed.