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KANO: NMA confirms one death, 32 infections among doctors

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The Chairman of Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Sunusi Muhammad Bala, said Tuesday one of its members had died from COVID-19.

Bala, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists, added that 32 medical doctors had been infected by the virus.

He said the NMA members had resolved that they would not risk their lives if the state government failed to provide them with the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

According to Bala, the doctors were infected while attending to patients with symptoms of the COVID-19.

He said: “We have 32 doctors that had tested positive for COVID-19 and one doctor is dead in Kano. We are still compiling the data but as of now we have 32 and within the last two weeks.

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“We have developed a feedback mechanism system whereby we access each facility, what we have and we report to the relevant authorities to provide. But what we all agreed is that, all doctors if they don’t have PPE, they shouldn’t risk their lives.”

Kano State currently has 365 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths.

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