- Doctors Uche and Oni Blackstock are Nigerian twin physicians who have continued to be role models in the medical field
- The twin doctors are on the front lines of New York City’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
- Raised in Brooklyn by their physician mother, the twins said they took after their mum who was dedicated to her patients
Nigerian twin doctors in the United States are on the front lines of New York City’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Doctors Uche and Oni Blackstock are doing all within their power to ensure that the city wins the fight against the deadly disease.
The twin doctors are black women whose stories are inspiring due to the impact they are making in the medical field.
Dr Uche is the founder of Advancing Health Equity, a racial equity consulting practice that helps train healthcare organisations in unconscious and structural racism, Mother Jones reports.
The twins were raised in Brooklyn by their physician mother, Dale Gloria Blackstock.
According to Dr Uche, she and her sister wanted to be just like their mother who she said was very dedicated to her patients.
“We knew that she was very dedicated to her patients and that she really reaped a lot of joy from being a physician. It was impossible for that not to rub off on us.”
In a previous report by Legit.ng, the government of the United States of America recognised the efforts of Onyema Ogbuagbu, a Nigerian doctor in Yale School of Medicine who helped to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
It should be noted that the Nigerian is also an associate professor of medicine at the same school where he has been a principal investigator on numerous vaccine trials.
The US Embassy in Nigeria on Monday, November 23, 2020, in a tweet said they "doff" their "hats" to the Nigerian.
The post went viral on Twitter gathering thousands of comments from Nigerians on the platform.
"That's why US would need to do anything necessary to checkmate our politicians' excess. Including but not limited to visa denial to undemocratic element among them.. The world is a global village injury to one is injury to all."