The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kwara State chapter, said on Monday at least 35 medical doctors had contracted COVID-19 in the state.
The state chairman of NMA, Dr. Kolade Solagberu, who disclosed this at the association’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ilorin, however, said the no casualty had been recorded among its members.
Solagberu told residents of the state that COVID-19 was real, adding that people should disregard the rumours that the pandemic was a money-spinning avenue for the government.
He said: “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 visits to patients in the hospital. Those who follow patients waiting to be attended to are not encouraged for now.
“You should just help us to help you because the less the number of patients we attend to, the less the chances of spreading the virus. This is because every patient is a potential COVID-19 case.”