‘More than 200’ doctors in Lagos have contracted coronavirus

The Medical Guild, an association of doctors under the employment of the Lagos state government, says more than 200 doctors involved in the fight against COVID-19, have tested positive for the disease.

In a statement, Oluwajimi Sodipo and Ismail Ajibowo, chairman and secretary of the guild, charged the state government to be more committed to the welfare of health workers, especially those treating COVID-19 patients.

The guild, however, accused Lagos government of painting its members in a bad light over a three-day warning strike.

The association advised ministries and agencies of Lagos government “to imbibe spirit of engagement and negotiation to enable people of Lagos to enjoy uninterrupted healthcare services”.

It said since its inception in 1926, the guild has been at the forefront of innovative strides and collaborative efforts with the government on issues of health sector development and progress.

“The Guild attempted all within its powers to prevent the strike. We started by drawing the attention of the state government to the fact that more than 200 medical doctors, who are members of the Guild, have been infected with COVID-19,” the statement read.

 

 

– The Cable

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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