A Nasarawa State medical physician, Dr Ahmed Isaiah, has died from Lassa fever at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nasarawa State held a procession for the deceased in Lafia on Tuesday, for the physician who died on December 31, 2022.
The NMA chairman in the state, Dr Peter Attah, confirmed that deceased died of well being hazard-associated points, particularly Lassa fever.
“As an affiliation, we acquired info when he was already lifeless, but from our investigation, the illness began like fever, but he stored working even when he was on remedy.
“While on name on December 24, 2022, he collapsed at the theatre whereas carrying out a surgical procedure on a affected person and his household had to rush him to the National Hospital, Abuja.
“Unfortunately, we misplaced him,’’ Attah mentioned.
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He added that a put up-mortem confirmed that Dr Isaiah died of Lassa Fever.
Attah lamented that the deceased had to go to work and tried to carry out surgical procedure on a affected person even when he was sick, as there have been solely two medical personnel at the General Hospital, Garaku, Nasarawa State, at that time.
“How can solely two docs deal with an total native authorities space of greater than 150,000 inhabitants? Obviously, the workload was too much.
“Government ought to make use of extra docs and introduce incentives to curtail mind drain in the state,’’ he mentioned.
Attah added that the deceased, who graduated 5 years in the past, died in his prime and left behind a spouse, youngsters and family members.
The NMA chairman urged Nasarawa State authorities to additionally enhance hazard allowances for docs and ought to instantly start the fee of name obligation allowances.
Addressing the affiliation, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital administration board, Dr. Egba Edogo, consoled the affiliation over the loss of Dr Isaiah, who was an worker of the board.
He famous that the deceased was extremely devoted to his obligation whereas alive and was good to these that labored with him.
Edogo mentioned that the board was nonetheless in shock over Dr Isaiah’s demise and prayed God to give his family members the power to bear the loss, forgive his shortcomings and grant him everlasting relaxation.
He added that the supply of the Lassa Fever was but to be confirmed.
Edogo suggested healthcare staff to change into extra alert at figuring out attainable sufferers and to take precautionary measures when attending to them.