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200 Doctors Contract Coronavirus In Lagos

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Not less than 200 doctors in have contracted the novel , odunews.com reports.

200 Doctors Contract Coronavirus In Lagos
200 Doctors Contract Coronavirus In Lagos

The Medical Guild, an association of doctors under the employment of the Lagos State government, disclosed this on Tuesday

The Medical Guild, in a statement issued by the Chairman, Dr and the Secretary of the Guild, Dr , the doctors charged the state government to be more committed to the welfare of health workers, especially those treating coronavirus patients.

“The Guild attempted all within its powers to prevent the strike. We started by drawing the attention of the state government to the fact that more than 200 medical doctors, who are members of the Guild, have been infected with ,” the statement read.

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“Many of them also infected their families with attendant short and long term complications. This is a testament to our desire to serve our patients and our calling.

“The Guild had also been at the forefront of advocating for priority testing for all healthcare workers and patients on admission in hospitals so as to the upscale provision of safe medical services.

“These suggestions had been largely jettisoned until the declaration of the strike.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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