35 Kwara Doctors Infected With COVID-19

“For now, people should avoid visiting the hospital except for life-threatening issues. We advise people to engage in e-health services instead of physical consultation to avoid contact as much as possible.”

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State / Photo credit: Guardian.ng
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State / Photo credit: Guardian.ng

No fewer than 35 medical doctors in Kwara have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic broke out earlier this year according to the state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association.

The Kwara State chairman of NMA, Dr. Kolade Solagberu, however told journalists on Monday that the association had not recorded any deaths from the 35 that were infected.

Solagberu asked the public to take the pandemic more seriously, help protect health workers and avoid visiting hospitals during the pandemic, unless it is a life-threatening case.

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He said, “Residents should help the doctors to help them by not paying unnecessary visits or consultations to hospitals

“For now, people should avoid visiting the hospital except for life-threatening issues. We advise people to engage in e-health services instead of physical consultation to avoid contact as much as possible.”

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Solagberu, “People should stop unnecessary visits to patients in the hospital. Those who follow a patient waiting to be attended to, are not encouraged for now.

“You should just help us to help you because the less the number of patients we attend to, the less the chances of spreading the virus. This is because every patient is a potential COVID-19 case.”

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