The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), has lamented the deadly second wave of the novel corona virus saying that almost all doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan have been infected.
Speaking on Friday during an interview with Newsmen, NARD Vice President, Adejo Arome said the situation has dampened the morale of medical practitioners in the country, noting that most doctors in clinical practice risked being hit with COVID-19.
“It is so disheartening that the number of health workers being infected with COVID-19 is increasing daily and it seems nothing is being done to reduce this number,” he said.
“Apart from that, almost all the doctors in the University College Hospital (UCH), Paediatric Department are infected. It is like that every day.”
While calling on the relevant authorities to provide medical workers with Personal Protective Equipment, Aromo noted that most patients expose doctors to the virus by not being truthful about their history.
“Patients don’t come out truthfully to tell us their symptoms. Almost everybody now knows what the symptoms of COVID-19 are.
“They will go to one hospital, the doctors will tell them that this is what is suspected, they will run away and go to another one,” he added.
The NARD chief called on the Federal Government to initiate policies that will ensure that patients who lie to doctors were being prosecuted.