- Ten medical doctors tested positive for COVID-19 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital while treating patients
- An official in the hospital, Abubakar Nagoma, disclosed that the affected health professionals include doctors who are undergoing training and consultant doctors
- Nagoma said the non-use of face masks by patients when coming to hospitals partly led to the infections
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Ten medical doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, an official in the medical institution has disclosed
The chairman of the hospital’s branch of the association of resident doctors, Abubakar Nagoma, told Premium Times on Monday, May 4, in Kano that the doctors got infected while treating patients who came to the hospital with symptoms that later turned to be COVID-19.
Nagoma disclosed that the health professionals who tested positive include resident doctors who are undergoing training and consultant doctors.
“We have resident and consultant doctors that were tested positive of COVID-19 in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital,” he said.
“About ten doctors are confirmed positive with COVID-19. Eight of them are already in isolation centre, while the remaining two are in self isolation at their homes because they do not have any symptom. All their close contact have been traced.
He pointed out that some factors that led to the infections were the non-use of face masks by patients when coming to hospitals and lack of adequate personal protective equipment for doctors.
Nagoma also noted that the deliberate hoarding of information by some patients was another factor that exposed doctors to the infection.
Meanwhile, a report by The Cable indicates that an assistant commissioner of police, Atiku Nagodi, is dead.
Legit.ng gathered that Nagodi, who was the squadron commander, 9 police mobile force, Kano, died on Monday, May 4.
According to the report, he is the latest victim of the strange deaths recorded in Kano in the last three weeks.
In another report, following the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday, May 4, revealed that the state currently has 72 active COVID-19 cases.
El-Rufai disclosed this while giving an update on COVID-19 in Kaduna in a series of tweets via the state government's official Twitter handle.
The governor confirmed that 65 out of the 72 cases are Almajiris who recently returned from Kano state.
He went on to note that the seven remaining patients are people with travel history outside Kaduna state or their contact.
El-Rufai also announced that since Kaduna reported its index case back in March 2020, the state has discharged eight patients and recorded one casualty.
The patient died before receiving his test result which was positive. He appealed to citizens to report anyone they know who has sneaked into the state as part of efforts to prevent community transmission.
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