TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) TO ENGAGE A CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN/FIRM TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY HOME BASED CLINICAL CARE SERVICES FOR COVID-19 AFFECTED CLIENT AND FAMILIES.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that was first recognized in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, in December 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has unprecedented effect on the health and socio-economic status of the world population. As of July 11th, 2021, 168,540 cases have been confirmed, 164,431 cases have recovered and 2,122 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Since the first case was reported on the 27th of February 2020, in Nigeria, the Federal Government has taken several measures such as travel and gathering restrictions, use of Personal protective Equipment (PPE), signing of Coronavirus Disease 2019_(COVID19)_Health_Protection_Regulations_2021 by the president of Federal Republic of Nigeria and introduction of the COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable population. The Government also developed numerous guidelines and policies including COVID-19 treatment protocol in Nigeria among other documents.