COVID-19: 26 health workers die in Nasarawa – NMA


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.

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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