A medical physician in Taraba State, Dr Ameh Sunday Eneojo, has died of renal issues from Lassa fever.
The State President of the Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors, Gabriel Ahmed, who disclosed this to newsmen on Monday, mentioned Sunday contracted the illness whereas treating contaminated sufferers.
He additionally urged the state authorities to facilitate the set up and activation of Molecular laboratory with PCR at specialist hospitals for fast analysis of Lassa Fever.
“The affiliation has misplaced certainly one of our pricey colleagues, in particular person of Dr Ameh Eneojo Sunday to COVID-19 and Lassa fever.
“He died from renal issues on February 5, 2021 whereas on transit after being referred to IRRUA specialist hospital, Edo State for additional therapy resulting from lack of Lassa Fever particular dialysis machine throughout the state.
“His loss of life is a big loss, and we urge the federal government to make use of this chance to make out there an infectious illness Centre, particularly Lassa fever illness diagnostic and therapy centre in Taraba State.
“This specific illness is endemic and has claimed a number of lives of well being care employees,” he mentioned.
Physician dies of Lassa fever in Taraba