35 Medical Doctors Test Positive For Coronavirus In Kwara

35 Medical Doctors Test Positive For Coronavirus In Kwara

Thirty-five medical doctors have tested positive for coronavirus in Kwara State.

The Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in the state, Kolade Sholageru disclosed this on Monday while addressing journalists on the activities of the union.

He said most of the affected members are those working outside the isolation centres as they have no access to personal protective equipment.

He said, “Residents should help the doctors to help them by not paying unnecessary visits or consultations to hospitals.

“For now, people should avoid visiting the hospital except for life-threatening issues. We advise people to engage in e-health service instead of physical consultation to avoid contact as much as possible.

“People should stop unnecessary visits to patients in the hospital. Those who follow patients waiting to be attended to are not encouraged for now.

“You should just help us to help you because the less the number of patients we attend to, the less the chances of spreading the virus. This is because every patient is a potential COVID-19 case.”

Kwara has recorded over 400 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 179 recoveries and 14 fatalities.

The NMA boss, therefore, appealed to the state government to give hazard allowance as being enjoyed by the doctors in the employment of the Federal Government and also made a case for a tax rebate for his colleagues.

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