27 December 2020 By Remi Johnson
In the face of the second wave of COVID -19 pandemic, 22 out of 86 patients currently receiving treatment at various Isolation centres within the Federal Capital Territory are said to be in very critical condition.
This is coming at a time when some frontline workers at the Thisday Dome Isolation Centre have continued to lament over the non-payment of their allowances in the last four months.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Adesola Olusade during the inspection of the isolation centres, noted that apart from the 22 patients on oxygen, reports about the centers were impressive.
Olusade said that while non critical cases are being managed at home, 86 patients were receiving treatment at both the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital ( UATH) and the Thisday Dome Centres with zero case at the Idu centre.
While he confirmed that the FCT Administration was paying attention to the complaints of non-payment of allowances by frontline workers at Thisday Dome, he noted that the centre was just recently transferred from the Federal Ministry of Health to the FCT.
The Team Lead at UATH Gwagwalada, Dr. Yunusa Thairu, who also confirmed that the second wave of the pandemic has some worrisome severe elements, urged government to provide more oxygen as well as boost the morale of the frontline workers.
Also, the Medical Superintendent at the Thisday Dome Centre, Dr. Molokwu Victor, corroborated the fact that all categories of frontline workers have not gotten their due allowances since September 2020 till date.
” All categories of staff are being owed their allowances, but the Secretary for health has promised that we should expect something soon, that the FCT Administration is working on it…”He said