Eight medical doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Zamfara

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Zamfara State has confirmed that eight of its members have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The association’s state Vice-Chairman, Mannir Bature, confirmed that the eight medical doctors had contacted the virus.
Bature also said that the doctors got infected while attending to patients at hospitals who were already infected with the disease.
He, however, called on the Zamfara State Ministry of Health to provide medical workers serving in all the public hospitals in the state with personal protective equipment rather than providing such to only those working at the isolation centres.
Besides, he called for improved hazard allowances for medical doctors and other health workers that are involved in the management of the coronavirus pandemic in Zamfara State.

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