By Ademola Akanni, Abuja
No fewer than 24 health workers have tested positive for coronavirus in Bauchi State, The Gazelle News.com reports.
The Chairman of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) and Chairman, Contact Tracing Committee on COVID-19, Dr Rilwanu Muhammed disclosed this in Bauchi on Sunday, 17 May, 2020 while giving update on the pandemic in the state.
The Gazelle News.com learnt that 17 of the health workers were infected in Azare community of Katagum Local Government Area of the State while seven were infected in Bauchi Local Government.
He advised the infected workers to submit themselves for treatment saying that the infected workers got infected on duty.
Alhaji Muhammed lamented the fact that some infected people lie about their status which subsequently exposed health workers to danger of contacting the virus.
He also narrated the story of a doctor who got infected by the virus but refused to be treated. He ended up infected 10 members of his family including his last child, a nine year old.
”The doctor and nine of his family members were recently discharged but the last child, the 9 year-old son is still in isolation. When the doctor got infected, instead of allowing other doctors to take care of him, he went home with it. He ought to have placed himself on a sick roll and allow others to treat him, you’re a doctor doesn’t mean you can treat yourself of COVID-19,” he warned