Florence Nsuh Luti Mutsu, Aloysius Njong Mom and Mary Bi Suh Atanga*
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Bamenda, CameroonFulltext PDF
This study seeks to expose the situation of COVID-19 among health personnel, describe any difference in contamination of COVID-19 among different categories of health personnel, and to explore any difference in exposure to COVID-19 among different categories of health personnel in the North West Region of Cameroon. The data for the study are collected from reports of COVID-19 at the Bamenda Health Municipality from April 2020 to January 2022. The findings reveal that nurses are more exposed than medical doctors and lab technicians with a professional exposure rate of 59% with up to 107 nurses contaminated. The study observed poor standard operating procedures for health personnel, poor healthcare infrastructure and an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among healthcare personnel. The findings from this study lead to the conclusions that; the situation of COVID-19 among health care personnel in the North West Region of Cameroon is still on the increase, there are differences in contamination of COVID-19 among different categories of health personnel, wherein nurses are more likely to get contaminated, there are differences in professional exposure to COVID-19 among different categories of health personnel wherein nurses are more exposed. On the bases of the findings reported, we suggest the putting in place of standard operating procedures for healthcare personnel so as to reduce the spread of the pandemic among health care personnel. We also strongly suggest improvements of healthcare infrastructure for the management of a pandemic and the strengthening of the weak healthcare system in Cameroon.
Covid-19; Covid; Corona Virus; Coronavirus disease 2019; SARS-CoV-2; Coronavirus; Contamination; North West Region; Bamenda; Cameroon
Mutsu FNL, Mom AN, Atanga MBS. Measures to Use during Pandemic to Mitigate the Contamination Level: Case of COVID-19, North West Region of Cameroon. Ann Clin Med Res. 2022; 3(1): 1056..