Twenty Medical Doctors working with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, Kwara State has been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 in the last two weeks.
This was disclosed by the President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) Dr. Badmus Habeeb during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, kwara state.
Dr. Habeeb said that about 20 of its members have become infected with COVID-19 in the past two to three weeks.
He lamented that members of the Association are battling the pandemic “based on the available resources”
“About 20 of our members have become infected in the last two to three weeks. I must reiterate that this is not the best of times for us, our families and the affected patients,” he said.
Habeeb however said the discovery of vaccine has brought hope and relief for everyone.
He said there is a poor resource setting in the country, where basic necessities to make the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines easy and possible, are not readily available.
“So it therefore seems we may never be able to get the vaccine anytime soon,” he said.
The UITH-ARD President explained further that based on the available evidence, COVID-19 vaccines are effective and there is no reason why the public should not follow the giude of scientific evidence, especially with proper information.
He advised the government to provide the necessary resources needed and incentives needed by the health workers across the country.
“The public should adhere strictly to the laid down guidelines on the prevention of COVID-19 by NCDC,” he warned.