No fewer than 36 nurses were infected with the deadly COVID-19 virus during the heat of the pandemic in Nigeria, the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, University College Hospital, Ibadan, disclosed on Monday.
Making this disclosure at the Foundation Laying ceremony of the Nurses’ House at the UCH was Mrs Ronke Bello, Chairman, NANNM, UCH.
Bello described 2020 as a critical year during which the World Health Organisation challenged nurses and other health workers to face the global pandemic.
She said, “Our nurses also got infected at the University College Hospital at the peak of the pandemic in Nigeria. We have it on record.
“At least, 36 of us were infected at UCH. Some (infections) were severe, some mild, some moderate. But, to the glory of God, we all came out of it.
“We did not record any death or loss to the effect of COVID-19 despite our level of exposure to the infection. We came in contact with those who had been diagnosed and those who were yet to be diagnosed.”