20 DOCTORS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN KWARA
Reports indicate that about 20 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).
This was disclosed by the President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD),UITH chapter, Badmus Habeeb.
He said; “About 20 of our members have been infected with the virus in the past two to three weeks.
“I must reiterate that this is not the best of times for us, our families and the affected patients,” he said.
Dr Habeeb however said that the discovery of COVID-19 vaccine has brought hope and relief to the people.
“There is a poor resource setting in the country, where basic necessities to make the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines easy and possible, are not readily available.
“So it, therefore, seems we may never be able to get the vaccine anytime soon.
“Based on available evidence, COVID-19 vaccine is effective, and there is no reason why Nigerians should not follow the guide of scientific evidence, especially with proper information."
Dr Habeeb urged the Government to provide resources and incentives to health workers across the country to help curb the viral spread.
The NCDC reports that Kwara State has recorded 1,495 cases of COVID-19 and 31 deaths.
There is growing tension across Nigeria as it officially entered the second wave of infections from the COVID-19 pandemic in December.
The number of COVID-19 infections detected in the country in the past three weeks indicates that a second wave of the outbreak has begun, according to Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Nigeria has so far recorded 102,601, COVID-19 infections, and 1,373 fatalities.