The Chairman of the Logistics and Supplies Subcommittee of the Bauchi State Task Force for COVID-19 and Lassa fever, Umar Gumau, has said the Personal Protective Equipment being used in the state are of low quality.
He revealed this while briefing the governor, Bala Mohammed on his committee’s efforts to stop coronavirus spread in the state at Government House, Bauchi, on Wednesday.
He said they discovered that the PPEs had been used elsewhere.
However, Gumau said they had yet to encounter any emergency situation.
He said, “Our stock quantities are at very minimal level and that is why we have submitted a proposal for the replenishment of these commodities.
“Specifically, we are in dire need of surgical face masks and the N95 face masks. For the Personal Protective Equipment, the gowns, even though we have good quantities, the case management team has recently observed that they are not of high quality.
“There is evidence that suggests that they have been recycled, they have been used somewhere and we are now reusing them here. So their safety and efficacy for use are questionable. We also need more supplies of these quantities.”
Mohammed expressed surprise at the revelation, promising to take immediate action.