Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, executive chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), said on Saturday that 24 doctors in the state had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Mohammed, who made the disclosure at a news conference in Bauchi, however, said that no deaths were recorded among the affected medical workers.
He revealed that 17 of them were from Azare, the headquarters of the local government area of Katagum, while seven were from the local government area of Bauchi.
Mohammed, who is also chairman of the Bauchi State Contact Tracking Committee on the COVID-19 Committee, said that all health professionals in the state are now more careful in managing the disease.
He added that all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) had been provided to frontline health workers in the state.
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"Here in Bauchi, we are really very concerned about this infection that is affecting our healthcare professionals so that they are not discouraged or demoralized," he said.
He, however, advised health professionals to be very careful and ensure that they used their PPE properly at all times.
The PHCDA chief also assured people that state health professionals would continue to do their utmost to ensure that more patients recover from the infection.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the state of Bauchi has so far recorded 210 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 41 up, three deaths and 166 active cases.