20th March, 2020.
It is hereby announced for the information of the general public particularly Deltans that, in support of the efforts of the Delta State.
Consequently, residents in the State and enrolees of the DSCHC are encouraged to take the following steps if any person is having the underlisted symptoms that are unusual and having history of contact with person that has just come out of the states with similar symptoms:
b. High fever
c. Difficulty in breathing
d. Localised and generalised pains
h. Common cold
i. Sore throat
Should call any of these numbers listed below for medical assistance on where to get tested and receive expert management. Dr Ebiakofa, 09062739009’; Dr Ufuoma, 09062739072; Dr Oke, 09062739110; Nurse Erhuvwu, 09062739067, Nurse Dorothy, 09062739073; Nurse Asika, 09062739081 and Nurse Chisom, 09062739077.
Also we are advised to strictly practice the WHO/CDC recommended action of:
i. Regular hand washing with soap and water for 10 to 20 secs
ii. Social distancing and avoid gatherings of 50 or more people
iii. Eat healthy meals and have regular good sleep to boost the immune system
iv. Stay hydrated often by drinking water regularly
v. Lookout for all elderly people and other susceptible people in our environment to support their welfare and comfort during this period
vi. Avoid spreading false information about COVID 19. Call the crisis response teams to verify all information you are not sure of
vii. Follow guidelines issued by the State Government/SMOH response team and be a supporter of the DTSG response to avoid the spread of COVID 19.
Accordingly, residents are by this announcement advised to adhere strictly to the guidelines mentioned above and avoid rushing to the hospital, to protect and prevent overwhelming the hospital environment.
State Director of Information