16 Doctors test positive for Coronavirus in Lagos

The Chairman of the Guild, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, has revealed at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, that 16 doctors have tested positive to COVID-19 in Lagos state.

According to Dr Oluwajimi, Lagos being the center of COVID-19 in Nigeria, had seen members of the guild playing a critical role in the response plan.

“This has unfortunately led to several healthcare workers being infected with COVID-19 and over 16 doctors are isolated so far in the state workforce. There may be more doctors who are infected, but from the information available to us, 16 of our members are infected with COVID-19,” he said.
Sodipo, however, disclosed that the infected doctors were doing fine, adding, “we don’t have any mortality among our members”.

He also advised the State Government should prioritise the provision of PPE in the hospitals at all levels so as to prevent the spread of the virus.

Recall that The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, on Saturday, revealed that the state government had provided N5m in life insurance coverage for each health worker who dies of COVID-19 in the line of duty. According to El-Rufai, lives of health workers has been insured to the tune of N5m.

We hope Lagos state government has a reasonable plan for its health workers too.

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