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over 20 Doctor's Died of covid-19 in a week

COVID-19: Over 20 Nigerian doctors die in the last one week – Nigeria Medical Association.

Medical doctors in Nigeria affected by COVID-19

Over 20 Nigerian doctors have died from complications arising from covid-19 infection in the last one week, the chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), FCT, Mr. Amodu said this while speaking at a press briefing on Friday. He said the deceased health workers include consultants, professors, and some resident doctors.

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Mr. Amodu said the figures keep increasing daily.

”For those of us in the health sector, we have lost quite a number of colleagues. Across the country, we have lost not less than 20 doctors in the last one week,” he said.

Healthcare workers are often at risk of exposure to infections, including COVID-19 as they are the first responders to patients.

Although health workers have been advised to use full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

before attending to patients, many do not have access to this equipment and as a result, over a 1000 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria.

As of June 2, at least 812 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Nigerian health minister, Osagie Ehanire.

As of July, over 10 000 health workers in 40 Africa countries have been infected with COVID-19 virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) disclosed.

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6 comments

  1. What kind of problem is this O Lord!!

  2. God will save us from this troubling times

  3. I commit the lives of all those in medical lines, that God in his infinite mercy will protect them from all forms of deadly diseases and infections as they struggle to save lives. It hurts alot to lose people while trying to save others.

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