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Doctors’ Day: How 20 Nigerian doctors died from COVID-19 in six months

by Kunle Awosiyan
COVID-19

More than 1,000 health workers reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.
At least 20 Nigerian doctors died in the early period of COVID-19 pandemic due to lack of adequate facilities and less awareness campaign by the government.

Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) FCT chapter, Enema Amodu disclosed at the time that a lot was being put in place by the association to ensure the safety of his members.

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,” the chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) FCT chapter, Enema Amodu noted at a news conference.

Many doctors do not have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before attending to patients, according to the report, he said.
More than 1,000 health workers have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
As of June 2020, about 2, 812 health workers in Nigeria tested positive for COVID-19, according to Health Minister Osagie Ehanire.

As of July, more than 10,000 health workers in 40 African countries were infected, Premium Times said, citing the World Health Organization (WHO).

Since the virus was first reported in March, Nigerian authorities have confirmed 1,242 deaths, 81,963 infections and 69,651 recoveries in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

As the country has been witnessing a second wave of the pandemic, a spike in infections has been seen in Africa’s most populous nation, leaving six killed and 1,041 infected Thursday, according to the NCDC.

The virus was first reported in Wuhan, China, last December before spreading globally. More than 79.7 million people have been infected with 1.74 million deaths, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.

 

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