The Kwara branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has come out to say that 35 doctors have so far tested positive for COVID-19 since the virus found its way to the state.
Dr. Kolade Solagberu, NMA Chairman revealed this today while briefing newsmen in Ilorin on events heralding the association’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
According to him, the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) is yet to record any casualty among its members, but residents of the state should stop acting like the pandemic is not real.
He added that the outbreak is no money-making avenue for the government and Nigerians must start taking it seriously.
His words, ”Residents should help the doctors to help them by not paying unnecessary visits or consultations to hospitals.
”For now, people should avoid visiting the hospital except for life threatening issues.
”We advise people to engage in e-health service instead of physical consultation to avoid contact as much as possible.
”People should stop unnecessary visit to patients in the hospital. Those who follow a patient waiting to be attended to, are not encouraged for now.
”You should just help us to help you because the less the number of patient we attend to, the less the chances of spreading the virus.
”This is because every patient is a potential COVID-19 case.”