The Kano State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Tuesday said 34 doctors have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
The NMA Chairman, Dr Sanusi Bala, explained that many of the victims were the doctors working at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and other private clinics in the state.
Bala told NAN in Kano that one of the confirmed cases had died.
According to him, many of them were infected through normal clinical routines while attending to unsuspected COVID-19 cases.
He vowed that the association would protect its members and appealed to authorities to provide more protection for doctors through procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for AKTH, Mrs Hauwa Muhammed, told NAN that the hospital had since procured and distributed PPE to frontline workers.
She said that the hospital management had ordered all Consultants and Heads of Department to train their staff on proper use of the PPE.