Avoid unnecessary visits to hospitals, NMA urges Nigerians

The Kwara State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association has advised Nigerians against visiting hospitals to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

NMA Chairman, Kolade Solagberu, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Monday in Ilorin, adding that 35 doctors had so far been tested positive for COVID-19 in Kwara.

He however, noted that the association had not recorded any casualty among its members.

He also cautioned residents to disregard the beliefs that COVID-19 was not real and was only a money-making avenue for the government.

”Residents should help the doctors to help them by not paying unnecessary visits or consultations to hospitals.

”For now, people should avoid visiting the hospital except for life-threatening issues.

”We advise people to engage in e-health service instead of physical consultation to avoid contact as much as possible.

”People should stop unnecessary visits to patients in the hospital. Those who follow a patient waiting to be attended to, are not encouraged for now.

”You should just help us to help you because the less the number of patients we attend to, the less the chances of spreading the virus.

”This is because every patient is a potential COVID-19 case,” he said.

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