102 healthcare workers infected in Nasarawa – NMA

About 102 healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19, the Nasarawa State Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Dr Peter Umaru said on Thursday.

Umaru, made the disclosure in an interview yesterday in Lafia.

Umaru and the President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Dr Peter Idoko, are among the infected heath workers.

However, both of them have been discharged, after testing negative.


According to Umaru, 102 healthcare workers were infected out of the 292 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as at July 22.

The NMA chairman said that 77 of the healthcare workers were from public facilities while 25 were from private facilities.


He explained that 16 of the healthcare workers were from Karu, 42 from Keffi, seven from Nassarawa-Eggon, and 37 from Lafia 37.

He regretted that one of the infected persons died.

On his recovery from the infection, Umaru thanked God for saving him.

He also hailed the medical personnel and the management of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, for their support during his treatment period.

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