COVID-19: Medical doctor dies after treating coronavirus patient in Jigawa

COVID-19: Medical doctor dies after treating coronavirus patient in Jigawa

- Naseer Adam, a medical doctor based in Kano state has died after exposure to a coronavirus patient

- Adam who works at the Federal Medical Centre, Jigawa state passed away on Saturday, May 30

- The deceased died after exhibiting symptoms of the disease ravaging the country

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It is a sad day for the country as another Nigerian doctor has died after treating a coronavirus patient in Jigawa state.

According to The Cable, Dr. Naseer Adam with the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa state, died on Saturday, May 30, of symptoms suspected to be COVID-19.

The Kano state-based medical doctor said to have died after treating a patient who had acute respiratory infection at the health facility. However, the patient later tested positive for COVID-19.

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Adam was later admitted at the hospital after he also exhibited symptoms of the disease including running nose and dry cough. He was admitted to the emergency section of a hospital and died while receiving treatment.

COVID-19: Medical doctor dies after treating coronavirus patient in Jigawa
Dr. Naseer Adam died after treating a coronavirus patient in Jigawa. Photo credit: Sahara Reporters/UGC
Source: UGC

One of the deceased’s colleagues, identified as Dr. Abbas Bello, paying tribute to Adam in a social media post, described the doctor as a hardworking, kind and humble person.

“Truly, one of the darkest moments of a doctor’s life is when they couldn’t help save the life of a colleague, friend and one of their own. Dr. Naseer Adam was one of the most hardworking, humble, kind, generous, industrious, and down to the earth, I have recently come across.

“Because of his empathy and generosity, almost all the indigent patients want to see him as he will review them, prescribe, pay for the medication he prescribed and give them transport fare,” the social media post reads.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has announced the death of Chugbo Emeka, a medical doctor.

The announcement was made via a post on the association’s Twitter handle on Wednesday evening, April 15. The doctor who was reportedly a private medical practitioner was said to have died after being exposed to a COVID-19 patient.

He reportedly died at the isolation ward of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Similarly, Nigeria lost one of its top medical doctors in the diaspora, Alfa Saadu, who was in the United Kingdom taking care of persons infected with COVID-19, also called coronavirus.

Some of those who know the medical doctor mourned him on social media. He had joined the UK medical personnel as a volunteer when the virus broke out in the country. He later got infected.

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One of such mourners called him a brilliant and eloquent gentleman. "You always worked really hard and came back to help," he added.

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