Top Doctor Dies of COVID-19 in Benue

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A doctor has died after contracting coronavirus .

The doctor identified as Anweh Damian, is also a the and Dental Consultants Association Nigeria (MDCAN), federal center (FMC) Makurdi, died complications.

The association announced his death a statement signed by A.A. Uche, MDCAN secretary, FMC Makurdi, on Monday.

Uche said the physician died on complications.

“It is with a heavy heart but total submission to God that we the of MDCAN FMC Makurdi regret to announce the death of Dr Anweh Damian, consultant Physician. The sad event occurred on 18th December, 2020 following complication. We pray that Almighty God will grant him eternal rest,” he said.

He said Damian was a special grade consultant and consultant physician at the federal medical centre.

So far, Nigeria has recorded 78,438 cases. While 68,303 patients have recovered, 1,221 have died — according to figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The world, Nigeria inclusive, is experiencing a wave of the disease.