The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has revealed that 113 health workers have been infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Dr Ehanire who made the announcement during the Presidential Task Force briefing on Thursday, April 30, 2020, said the rapid speed of Coronavirus community transmission is a major concern for the PTF, but a bigger concern is the number of health workers who have now tested positive to the virus while in the line of duty.
The Health Minister further dismissed reports of 300 Doctors infected with the virus, adding that the Sector does not have such a number of infected persons.
Noting that the latest figures gotten was about 113 actually, the Minister explained that not all infected Health Workers are from the Public Sector, as some are from Private Hospitals.
He condemned the frequent rate at which Coronavirus patients are being treated in private Hospitals without Health Workers having the necessary precautions and training.
According to him, these Health Workers risk infecting themselves and their families, hence, he warned against treating infected patients without having adequate training and knowledge.
The Health Minister also noted that the recovery rate in Nigeria is about 80 per cent or more.