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Kano State: 34 Doctors Test Positive to COVID-19, one Dies

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kano State Chapter on Tuesday, said that 34 doctors have tested positive to coronavirus in the state.

Dr Sanusi Bala, who is the NMA Chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that one of the confirmed cases has died.  Sanusi Bala explained that many of the victims were the doctors working at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and other private clinics in the state. According to him, many of them were infected through normal clinical routines while attending to unsuspected COVID-19 cases.

Sanusi vowed that the association would protect its members. He appealed to authorities to provide more protection for doctors through procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for AKTH, Mrs Hauwa Muhammed, told NAN that the hospital had since procured and distributed PPE to frontline workers. She said that the hospital management had ordered all Consultants and Heads of Department to train their staff on proper use of the PPE.

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