The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), has confirmed that it has lost twenty of its members to coronavirus complications within the last one week of the second wave of the virus , just as the figures of victims keep increasing daily
Penpushing reports that, the Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter of the association, Dr Enema Amodu, made this known at a press briefing on Friday ,adding that the late officials include consultants, professors and some resident doctors.
”For those of us in the health sector, we have lost quite a number of colleagues. Across the country, we have lost not less than 20 Doctors in the last one week,” he said, and called for action amidst the second wave of the pandemic already ravaging the world.
Penpushing further reports that, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) boss pointed out that the second wave is more catastrophic due to non-adherence to non-pharmaceutical measures put in place to curtail the spread of the virus.
“The world is already facing the second wave of the pandemic and this is so overwhelming. The second wave is more catastrophic because a lot of people have gone back to their ways of doing things,” he said.
Penpushing also reports that, Amodu further appealed to patients to restrain from hiding their past medical conditions to ensure the safety of health workers across the country,stressing that some Doctors contracted the virus as a result of poor knowledge of patient’s medical history and travels.
“To our patients, as you come to the hospitals, please oblige us. Wear your face masks, tell us the truth about your past medical condition. Stop holding any information back,” the chairman profusely begged
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