Over 20 doctors infected with COVID-19 at UITH – ARD
No fewer than 20 doctors have been infected with COVID-19 at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in the last three to four weeks.
The President of the UITH chapter of Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Badmus Habeeb, stated this in a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday.
But the management of UITH said that it was not aware of the development.
The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Hospital, Mr Biodun Fagbemi, said, “The management is not aware that any doctor in the hospital has contracted COVID-19, honestly we are not aware.”
But Badmus insisted that members of the association were battling with the pandemic.
He stated, “Over 20 of our members have been infected with the virus in the past three to four weeks. In fact, they could even be more than that. Some actually tested positive and have proceeded to isolation in their homes while others are on admission at the state isolation centre, Sobi, Ilorin.
“We are happy that we have not lost any of them. Some have been treated others are still on admission. We keep on reminding our members to always remember to keep to preventive measures and those that are on admission we support them psychologically and give them medical assistance.”
Also confirming the infection, former President of the ARD in the hospital, Dr Lanre Olosunde said, “We are lucky that we don’t have any mortality, but some are still on admission.”
By Sunday Aborisade, Friday Olokor, Samson Folarin, John Charles, Makurdi, Ada Wodu, Daud Olatunji and Tunde Oyekola