A medical doctor at the Garaku General Hospital in Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Isaiah Ahmed, has died from Lassa fever.
It was gathered that Ahmed had complained of fever but continued working, only to collapse while carrying out a surgical operation.
According to Nasarawa State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (MNA), Dr Peter Attah the doctor died on December 31.
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“As an association, we got information when he was already dead.
“From our investigation, the sickness started like fever, but he kept working even when he was on treatment.
“While on call on December 24, he collapsed at the theater while carrying out a surgery on a patient.
“His family had to rush him to the National Hospital for attention, but unfortunately we lost him.”
Attah revealed that the result of a sample taken from the doctor’s remains came out Lassa fever positive.
He further lamented that the deceased had to work and even operate on someone even when he was sick because there were only two doctors at the General Hospital.
“How can only two doctors handle the entire LGA of over 150,000 population? The workload is too much.
“The government should employ more doctors and introduce incentives to curtail brain drain in the state.”
The deceased, who graduated just five years ago, died in his prime and left behind his wife, children, and other loved ones.
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