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Dr. Emeka Chugbo

Story Posted By: Story courtesy africanews.com, published-07/2020. Photo credit BBC
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A Nigerian doctor, Emeka Chugbo, succumbed to COVID-19 after contracting the virus while managing an infected patient at his private clinic. The doctor was admitted to Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Monday, April 13, and died on Wednesday, according to the hospital’s director Chris Bode. Mr. Bode said the doctor was brought to the hospital with severe symptoms. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said the deceased was exposed while managing a patient who died last Friday. The association is quoted by the Vanguard newspaper as saying that the 51-year-old doctor was asthmatic. The NMA has in the past urged the state governments to provide enough protective gear to all health workers. The association urged patients to be honest about their medical, travel, and contact history to help doctors quickly identify a potential coronavirus case