26 health workers, including six medical doctors, have died of COVID-19 in Nasarawa state.
This is according to the Coalition of State Health Professionals Association in Nasarawa.
Speaking to newsmen on Sunday in Lafia, the coalition spokesman and Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Peter Bulus, said the death of 26 health workers, is due to government neglect of the health sector.
He said the death of the health workers was as a result of inadequate provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to health personnel across the state and local governments’ health facilities.
Recall that the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria on Monday commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum.
NARD National President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, had called on the Federal Government to provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for all health care workers; to immediately reverse disengagement of all 26 resident doctors in Jos University Teaching Hospital, and to pay all salaries owed them, in keeping with provisions of the Medical Residency Training Act, if the strike must be called off.