FCTA takes proactive steps by identifying and isolating men who were not properly kitted at Kyari’s funeral (Video)

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  • April 19, 2020
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Everyone that were not properly kitted during the burial of Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari  have been identified and isolated, including a man  seen in a viral video pulling off his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in an unprofessional manner moments after taking part in the burial of late Kyari, THE Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says.

A statement issued Saturday evening by Mohammed Kawu, the acting Secretary of the FCTA Health and Human Services Secretariat disclosed that the Public Health Department has since taken necessary action.

“The said PPE left over by the individual has been professionally evacuated and the entire cemetery has been decontaminated,” Kawu said.

“In addition, all the individuals including the man in question that participated in the burial and were not properly kitted have been identified and are being isolated.”

He assured Nigerians,  that necessary tests would be conducted on all of them to determine their level of exposure and ensure that they do not infect other people.

“The Administration has also taken steps to ensure that all future burials of victims of COVID 19 are conducted in line with protocols established by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).”

There was a public outcry after a one minute fifty-five seconds video surfaced online showing how the unidentified man unprofessionally pulled off his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Here are the steps to take off personal protective equipment (PPE) including gown as approved by the World Health Organization (WHO)

1 Always remove PPE under the guidance and supervision of a trained observer (colleague). Ensure that infectious waste containers are available in the doffing
area for safe disposal of PPE. Separate containers should be available for
reusable items.

2 Perform hand hygiene on gloved hands.

3. Remove apron leaning forward and taking care to avoid contaminating your face.

hands. When removing disposable apron, tear it off at the neck and roll it down without touching the front area. Then untie the back and roll the apron forward.

4 Perform hand hygiene on gloved hands.

5 Remove outer pair of gloves and dispose of them safely.

6 Perform hand hygiene on gloved hands.

7 Remove head and neck covering taking care to avoid contaminating your face by starting from the bottom of the hood in the back and rolling from back to front and from inside to outside, and dispose of it safely.

8 Perform hand hygiene on gloved hands.

9 Remove the gown by untying the knot first, then pulling from back to front rolling it from inside to outside and dispose of it safely

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Abba Kyari's burial at Gudu cemetery, Abuja

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