The Nigeria Medical association, Kwara state chapter has warned citizens of the reality of the novel coronavirus also known as Covid-19 that has ravaged the world.
It reported that no fewer than 35 medical doctors in Kwara state have so far tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic in the state, The Nation reports.
This was made known by the State Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Dr. Kolade Solagberu in Ilorin, the state capital at this year Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association.
According to the Chairman, no death has been recorded among its members as a result of the virus.
Dr. Solagberu, however told residents of the state that COVID-19 is real; urging them to disregard rumours saying the pandemic 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,” he said.
“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 visit 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 patient we attend to, the less the chances of spreading the virus.
“This is because every patient is a potential COVID-19 case.”