COVID-19 Pandemic:NMA Labels Kogi Government Irresponsible

May 30 02:20 2020

Nigerian Medical Association has condemned the attitude of the Kogi State government towards the dreaded pandemic,covid -19 saying it is both ignorantly meddlesome and irresponsible.
In a press statement made available to www.exclusivenews.com.ng the association says It is a demonstration of undisguised hatred against the people it swore to protect and nurture.

The Association, therefore, appeals to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the State Governor and his officials to order immediately. He may issue an order granting unfettered access and protection to NCDC officials into Kogi State and do all that is necessary to contain COVID-19 which we believe is gaining a serious foothold in the State. This order may include citing testing facilities in the Army Barracks or any secured location free from the encumbrances posed by the State government.

The COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the entire world has necessitated several extreme measures instituted to prevent and contain the outbreak. On Wednesday, May 27th 2020, the disease was confirmed on two indigenes of Kogi State. One of the patients said to be a known community, and religious leader referred from the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the National Hospital Abuja.
As at Thursday, May 28th 2020, a total of 8915 Nigerians have contracted the disease diagnosed through a standardised testing process while 259 died, yet Kogi state government refused to accept the dangers while still in doubt that COVID-19 is real.

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