COVID-19: Doctors in Kogi worried about lack of tests in state

Since the refusal on the part of the Kogi state government to test suspected Covid 19 patient, doctors in the state have alleged that suspected cases of the disease are allegedly being seen in hospitals within the state.

Also in Cross Rivers, the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA are also concerned about the low rate of testing in the state

Reports has is that both state have no cases of corona-virus in the country.

Dr Kabir Zubair, the NMA Chairman, Kogi State office told Vanguard News in an interview that the body is not pleased with the happenings in the state.

He said despite the increasing numbers of suspected cases across the country, his colleagues could not confirm any of the cases in the state because laboratory tests are not ongoing.

He said:

“People are presenting with the symptoms of COVID-19, even though it may not be all the symptoms of the disease but doctors are suspicious of COVID -19, and because we are not able to carry out tests, we could not confirm all the suspicions. Everything ends at the level of suspicion.

“We have been on their neck to see how they will resume the tests but they are not collaborating in any way with NMA. What the state government has done is that they have been able to procure their own antigen test kits approved by the US Food & Drugs Administration, FDA.”

However, Dr Kabir Zubair, debunked the rumor that there have been no a significant increase in the number death of reported death across the state.

He added:

“The mortuaries and burial grounds are running normal, no sudden increase in any way.”

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