PTF WORRIED ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH OF COVID-19 SURVIVORS

Written by on November 13, 2020

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE (PTF) ON COVID-19, BOSS MUSTAPHA, EXPRESSED WORRY OVER THE MENTAL STATE OF SCORES OF CORONAVIRUS SURVIVORS IN NIGERIA.

MUSTAPHA WHO ALSO DOUBLES AS THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN AT THE JOINT NATIONAL BRIEFING OF THE TASKFORCE IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA.

ACCORDING TO HIM, REPORTS FROM RESEARCHES AROUND THE WORLD REGARDING THE STATE OF PSYCHIATRIC HEALTH OF SURVIVORS HAVE INTENSIFIED PLANS FOR IN-COUNTRY RESPONSE UNDER THE TREATMENT AND POST-TREATMENT REGIMES.

MUSTAPHA SAID MONITORING THE GLOBAL SITUATION WOULD PARTICULARLY HELP IN THE PLANNING OF TRIPS.

HE WARNED THAT “THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES HAS BEEN FLUCTUATING RECENTLY AND THAT IS AN INDICATION THAT WE ARE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET.


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