- On April 7, 2020
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By: Simon Faayi, DCMC, Lambussie
In a bit to reduce crowding and enhance social distancing at the facility in the wake of COVID-19, the Child Welfare Clinic (CWC) of the Lambussie Polyclinic is giving appointments (with days and time written on the weighing cards) to breastfeeding mothers to visit the facility for weighing. A health personnel at the clinic said it forms part of measures to adhere to the preventive protocols as outlined by government and the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Veronica buckets filled with water and soap are placed at the entrance to the health facility for clients to wash their hands before accessing health care. This she said would help prevent the spread of corona virus in the district.
However, the facility does not have adequate logistics (PPEs, hand gloves, nose mask, and hand sanitizers) to cater for the needs of the facility. While clients are sensitized on the need to adhere to protocols, there is the need to also equip the facility to prepare adequately for the fight against COVID-19.