- NMA said about 20 of its members have died in the last one week of coronavirus
- Enema Amodu, the NMA chairman, made this known on Friday, December 25
- Amodu said some victims of COVID-19 did not disclose their true health status
No fewer than 20 medical doctors have died of COVID-19 in the last one week. This sad news was broken by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
Channels TV reports that the NMA chairman in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Enema Amodu, disclosed this known at a briefing on Friday, December 25, in Abuja, the nation's capital.
Legit.ng gathered that he noted that the late medical doctors contracted the disease in the course of treating infected patients who failed to disclose their true health status.
The NMA boos, however, called on patients visiting clinics and hospitals to declare their true health status to avoid exposing doctors and other health workers to the risk of disease infection.
Amodu also called for the provision of essential drugs in the hospitals, saying the doctors were ready to combat the second wave of the virus.
“I am the chairman of NMA, FCT and by the special grace of God, I am standing here today as a survivor because I inadvertently saw a patient that I didn’t know had COVID-19 and she didn’t tell me, and she knew."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigeria recorded 712 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had 388 and 77 respectively.
It was reported that the news was broken on Friday, December 25, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Kwara state recorded 39 cases while it was followed by Katsina state which had 35. Bauchi and Plateau states recorded 33 and 22 cases as Ogun and Akwa Ibom states had 18 and 16 respectively.
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