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COVID-19: Atiku Mourns Doctors, Calls For More Protection Of Medical Personnel

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar requires extra safety of medical personnel within the struggle towards COVID-19. Photograph: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.



Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has mourned two medical medical doctors who died of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a tweet on Thursday, the previous vice chairman condoled with the Nigerian Medical Affiliation over the lack of the medical doctors.

The late medical practitioners had been Dr Emeka Chugbo and Dr Aliyu Yakubu whose deaths had been introduced by the Lagos and Katsina State governments respectively.

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In line with Atiku, the demise of essential medical personnel within the frontline is an unconscious compromise within the struggle towards the COVID-19 pandemic.

He, due to this fact, pressured the necessity to intensify the provision of all mandatory gadgets, together with Private Protecting Tools (PPE) to make sure the safety of medical personnel.


Dr Chugbo died on the isolation ward of the Lagos State College Educating Hospital (LUTH) after contracting coronavirus from a affected person he was mentioned to be managing in a non-public hospital.

The Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Professor Chris Bode, mentioned the physician was introduced into the power late on Monday, after displaying extreme signs.

He added that Chugbo as soon as labored with LUTH earlier than going into non-public apply.

Dr Yakubu, then again, died of coronavirus days earlier than he was confirmed optimistic in Daura, a city in Katsina State.

The state governor, Governor Aminu Masari, advised reporters earlier in April that the physician was hospitalised on the Nigerian Air Drive Reference Hospital for about two hours earlier than he died, following his return from a visit to Lagos.

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