Health workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection.
Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Ekiti State Commissioner for Health discloses that a medical doctor in Ekiti State contracted COVID-19 while treating the third case in the state. She confirmed this on Tuesday.
According to her, the doctor was said to have contracted the disease while treating a pregnant 29-year old woman, a health official with the Lagos State Government, who sneaked into the state and received treatment in three different hospitals before COVID-19 test was conducted on her.
Yaya-Kolade said that the doctor, who is now the fourth case in the state, was at present receiving treatment at the state Isolation Centre. The first two cases in the state had been treated and discharged. She said, “We have one doctor who tested positive and he is being treated at the isolation centre. Although, the results of 15 others tested for COVID-19 turned out to be negative.”
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