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34 Medical Doctor Test Positive For COVID-19 In Kano

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kano state chapter has reported 34 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

This was confirmed by Sanusi Bala, the Kano NMA chairman, while speaking with NAN yesterday, adding that one of the cases has died.

Bala had explained that most o the victims were staff of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and private clinics in the state.

He said many of them were infected while attending to unsuspected COVID-19 cases, while going about their normal clinical routines.

He emphasised the role of the association to ensure protection of its members and appealed to authorities to provide more protection for doctors through procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs).

Meanwhile, Hauwa Muhammed, spokesperson for AKTH, told NAN that the hospital had since procured and distributed PPEs to frontline workers.

She said the hospital management had ordered all consultants and heads of department to train their staff on proper use of the PPEs.

As of May 4, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had confirmed 365 COVID-19 cases in Kano, which has the second highest number in Nigeria.

The state confirmed its index case on April 11, 2020.

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