The impact of the COVID pandemic on veterinary healthcare, its resultant effect on public healthcare in Nigeria and recommendations
Author(s): OTOBO David Daniel
Abstract: On the 27th of February, 2020 when the pandemic hit Nigeria, most of the concerns were especially about human lives and health wellbeing. Not basically because a report had come about dogs being immune to the virus, but mainly because of fear of break down in civilization and high mortality reports from the western countries. In the healthcare industries, both home and abroad, there were a lot of challenges especially as regarded equipment, sufficient facilities and Personal protective equipment. Here, a lot of disadvantages met the status quo in Nigeria. However, the veterinary health institutes suffered in silence. As there staff also being essential had to wake up each day and put their lives at risk just to get to work. On the other hand, prices of a lot of live saving veterinary drugs increased and this made healthcare services on their end more expensive too. This then had a referred effect on the general public health of the society. Especially from the financial and nutritional angles.
OTOBO David Daniel. The impact of the COVID pandemic on veterinary healthcare, its resultant effect on public healthcare in Nigeria and recommendations. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2020;4(1):56-57. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2020.v4.i1a.124