LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
HEALTH FACILITY MONITORING AND ACCREDITATION AGENCY
PROTOCOL FOR ENSURING THE WELFARE OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN COVID-19 RESPONSE
Health care workers are at the front lines of any outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them particularly at risk of infection during disease outbreaksincludingCOVID-19.
This document highlights the rights and responsibilities of health care workers, including specific measures needed to protect their safety and health.
Health care workers’ rights include that employers and managers in health facilities ensure the following:
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Where possible, a team of health care workers should be designated to care exclusively for suspected cases to reduce the risk of transmission.
Health care workers should: