BREAKING: COVID-19: Frontline doctor contracts virus in Edo

By Omolola Afolabi

A doctor in the frontline of the COVID-19 therapy on the Irrua Specialist Teaching Health center, Edo Instruct, has decreased in measurement the disease, the President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, has confirmed.
Sokomba published this on Channels Television’s every day magazine programme “Dawn On a regular basis” and in a series of tweet by the doctor’s colleagues on Twitter.
Sokomba said six docs had died of Lassa fever whereas one unnamed doctor had been infected with COVID-19.
He said, “For the time being, as effectively being staff continue to play their segment in containing the unfold of the disease, the effectively being staff are no longer safe. One of our colleagues died good the day earlier than on the brand new time from Lassa fever. Here’s the snort of our effectively being care institutions and that is the destiny of most effectively being care staff in the nation.
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Per him, Dr. Philp Dzuana is the sixth doctor to maintain died of Lassa fever in the nation and in actuality small is being performed to getting this roughly recount below cast off watch over”.
“Upright the day earlier than on the brand new time again, one amongst our docs in Irrua Specialist Health center Irrua Edo Instruct had examined sure for the COVID-19 disease. What that formulation is that these docs which will probably be testing sure to quite a good deal of ailments are being left on my own to manage with themselves.
He continued: “There is no produce of lifestyles insurance coverage for them. There is no produce of compensation. To deliver the least, what these docs aid on the live of every month as hazard allowance is N5, 0000. So, we’re worried that if victory in opposition to COVID-19, Lassa fever outbreak in the nation is to be performed, the welfare and wellbeing of docs and diverse effectively being staff who are on the frontline needs to be secured.”


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