Nurses protest in Ondo over surge in COVID-19, lament government failure to carry out contact tracing

Nurses in Ondo state have staged  a peaceful protest  at the State Mother & Child Hospital, Akure following a surge in the cases of coronavirus among health workers.

The nurses have therefore down tools to press home their demands.

They lamented the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state without efforts by government to carry out contact tracing of infected persons.

Already, over 10 nurses and five doctors with other health workers have contracted the deadly COVID-19 in the state in the last one week.

 The State Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Comrade Kehinde Nomiye said the protest was sparked by failure of the state government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to carry out contact tracing of the infected doctors and nurses at the mother and child hospital.

She said no contact tracing was carried out more than 98hrs after the cases were detected.