By Biola Adebayo
The President on Saturday sent his condolence to the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, over the death of the doctors.
This was contained in a statement issued by the President Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Saturday.
According to the Premium Times website, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Chairman, FCT chapter, Enema Amodu, at a news conference, on Friday, announced that not less than 20 doctors died of COVID-19 in the last one week.
President Buhari in the statement, reacting to the sacrifices made by the frontline medical workers, said, “the death of our front line health workers in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly sad because these professionals risk their own lives in order to save others.”
“our health workers are making maximum sacrifices for the country in line with their humanitarian calling, and this administration will leave no stone unturned in order to ensure their needs are met.”
He noted that “our health workers are operating under severe limitations, but they are undeterred in discharging their duties in saving lives.”
“Let me say without any fear of contradiction that no reward is too much for the sacrifices of our health workers in the country, and this administration will give their welfare the priority it deserves,” President Buhari added.
”For those of us in the health sector, we have lost quite a number of colleagues. Across the country, we have lost not less than 20 doctors in the last one week,” the quoted the chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) FCT chapter, Enema Amodu, at a news conference.