- A Nigeria doctor identified as Dzuana Vanen Philip has died of Lassa fever
- The doctor passed away on Wednesday, April 1 after experiencing kidney failure
- It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred a few months to the end of his housemanship at the Federal Medical Center in Makurdi
Friends and family of a Nigerian doctor identified as Dzuana Vanen Philip have taken to social media to mourn his death. The doctor passed away due to Lassa fever on Wednesday, April 1.
The doctor's family and friends shared different posts on Facebook to wish him a peaceful rest. They mourned his passing and described him as a hero.
Recall that Legit.ng had earlier reported that the president of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, Aliyu Sokomba, announced the death of a doctor who died of Lassa fever in Edo state.
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A friend of the deceased Aindigh Kamo Mark shared details of the tragic incident on Facebook. He explained that Philip took ill just four months to the end of his housemanship.
Mark said he was transferred to a specialist hospital after it was discovered that he had Lassa fever. He said at the hospital the deceased experienced kidney failure and finally passed away.
According to Mark, the doctor would be cremated instead of being buried at his ancestral home due to the law given to manage Lassa fever patients.
Here are comments left by friends and family to wish him a peaceful rest.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Frank Okiye, the speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, tested positive for coronavirus. The information was disclosed by the Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, while briefing journalists on Wednesday, March 25.
According to Shaibu, Edo government is already taking measures to tackle the further spread of the virus in the state. This came hours after the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, went into self-isolation following his attendance at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings.
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