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[/size=5]COVID-19 has infected 20 doctors, killed three in Nigeria ―NMA[/size]

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said Tuesday a total of 264 doctors had been exposed to COVID-19 situations in the country.

In a message of solidarity to health workers jointly signed by its National President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, and General Secretary, Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote, NMA said 20 doctors had actually contracted the disease, while two had recovered.

It added that three doctors had died from the pandemic.

The association also saluted health workers over their “astute conviction and unwavering patriotism” since Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19.

The statement read:

“The NMA pledged to continue to engage with appropriate levels of authority to provide for the safety of healthcare workers all over Nigeria while mobilising their members to brace up to continue to defend their fatherland and its people against the ravaging army of coronavirus.

“This is also why the NMA has flagged off the Save Our Private Health Practitioners (SOPHEP) Program to mobilise resources in cash and kind to provide adequate Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) and consumables to assist private health facilities seemingly abandoned by public authorities to practice IPC for their safety and protection of their


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