COVID-19: 20 doctors die in one week, says NMA


Nigeria Medical Association has on Friday revealed that about 20 doctors died from COVID-19 in the past one week.

Enema Amodu, NMA chairman, (FCT) said this in a press conference in Abuja.

“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,” Amodu said.

“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,” the NMA said.

He asked patients not to withhold information so as not to endanger health workers.

“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,” he said.

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