Health workers in Sabha receive Covid-19 care training

Health workers in Sabha receive Covid-19 care training

June 04, 2020 - 13:10
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A medical team dispatched by the Health Ministry to the southern region has started training medical personnel in Sabha on how to deal and follow up cases infected with the Coronavirus in the city.

On this occasion, a new center was opened dedicated to receiving suspected Covid-19 patients and those suffering acute respiratory symptoms, said a statement by the Ministry of Health on Facebook yesterday.

Last month, the ministry dispatched a convoy of specialists in emergency medicine and intensive care, to oversee and conduct checkups to critical patients.

The convoy also encompassed a PCR -a device used to detect the strain of the virus in a human body- and the newly approved GeneXpert from the US Food and Drug Administration which gives Covid-19 results in less than an hour, according to the Health Ministry.

Presently, Libya records 196 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 139 active cases, 52 recoveries, and five fatalities, according to the National Centre for Disease Control update on Wednesday.