The President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter, Badmus Habeeb, has advised the public to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols as the second wave of the pandemic continues to strike in the state.
No fewer than 20 doctors have reportedly been infected with COVID-19 at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), according to him.
Habeeb, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Ilorin on Wednesday, also advised that the government should help to arrest the situation by providing necessary resources to health workers in the country.
He explained that medical personnel who are at the forefront are combating the pandemic based on available resources.
“About 20 of our members have been infected with the virus in the past two to three weeks.
“I must reiterate that this is not the best of times for us, our families and the affected patients,” he said.
Meanwhile, he added that the discovery of COVID-19 vaccine has brought hope and relief to the people.
“There is a poor resource setting in the country, where basic necessities to make the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines easy and possible, are not readily available.
“So it, therefore, seems we may never be able to get the vaccine anytime soon.
“Based on available evidence, COVID-19 vaccine is effective, and there is no reason why Nigerians should not follow the guide of scientific evidence, especially with proper information,” he said.36