3 doctors test positive to COVID-19 in Lagos




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Lagos State

The Guild says three of its members at Alimosho General and Lagos State University Teaching (LASUTH), Ikeja, had tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo and Dr Ismail Ajibowo, Chairman and Secretary of the guild respectively, made this known Thursday in Lagos the Instagram account of the guild.

Guild is an umbrella body of doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government.

Sodipo and Ajibowo said the three doctors had been admitted at different isolation facilities in Lagos for .

They said the conditions of their three members were stable, and were enjoying the support of the guild.

The guild also said the doctors at Alimosho General , Ikorodu General , Lagos General and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) had been exposed to COVID-19 cases.

“Since the incident, we have been working with our representatives in those centres, and the Medical Directors of the facilities to ensure testing of those involved.

“This is with a plan for care in the unfortunate incident of positive cases,” they said.

The guild said that they would engage the state government the need to designate all doctors as the frontline workers, provide them with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and incentives due to risks they were exposed to.

They expressed optimism that the engagement with the government would be favourable.

The warned medical doctors against attending to patients without adequate PPE, due to the community transmission and varying symptoms of COVID-19, stressing that all patients were COVID-19 suspects.

“We also adopt rational use of PPEs, while adopting the slogan of ‘No PPE, No work,” Sodipo and Ajibowo said.

They expressed the guild’ appreciation for the enormous sacrifice and efforts that members were making in the fight against COVID-19.

“This is in spite of the serious risk to everyone of us, and most, especially our and the loved ones,” the guild leaders said.

According to them, regular update be made to members, appealing that of purpose was needed in handling the present situation and urged members to stay safe in the course of their duties.
(NAN)