NMA cautions Nigerians against visiting hospitals

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The Kwara State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association has advised Nigerians against visiting hospitals to minimise the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

NMA Chairman, Kolade Solagberu, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Monday in Ilorin, adding that 35 doctors had so far been tested positive for COVID-19 in Kwara.

He however, noted that the association had not recorded any casualty among its members.

He also cautioned residents to disregard the beliefs that COVID-19 was not real and was only a money-making avenue for the government.

”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 a patient 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,” he said.



Aneta Felix

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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