Ekiti state doctor tests positive for COVID-19

The Ekiti State Government on Tuesday said a medical doctor working with a private clinic in the state, has tested positive for coronavirus, bringing to four the number of confirmed cases in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade who made this disclosure on Tuesday, while addressing newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, said the doctor contracted the disease while treating an expectant 29-year-old woman suffering from the pandemic.

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The 29-year old woman, who is a health official with Lagos State government, was announced as third index case in Ekiti, last Saturday.

Yaya-Kolade, said only one doctor tested positive with 15 turning out to be negative among the blood samples taken to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“Yes, we have one doctor who tested positive and he is being treated at the isolation centre, but others were negative”.

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However, the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA), Ekiti chapter, has called for adequate protection for medical workers through provision of life insurance and other measures as a doctor reportedly tested positive for COVID 19.


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