One Dies As 34 Doctors Test Positive For COVID-19 In Kano
he Kano chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Tuesday, said 34 doctors have tested positive to the novel coronavirus in the state.
Sanusi Bala, the branch NMA chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano, that one of their colleagues had died due to the virus.
Bala explained that many of the victims of the disease in the state are doctors working at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), and other private clinics.
He said most of them were infected through normal clinical routines while attending to unsuspected COVID-19 cases.
He vowed that the association will protect its members, and appealed to authorities to provide more protection for doctors through procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for AKTH, Hauwa Muhammed, said the hospital had since procured and distributed PPE to frontline workers.
She said the hospital management has ordered all consultants and heads of department to train their staff on proper use of the PPE.