Twenty resident doctors in the University of Ilorin Teaching hospital have tested positive to COVID-19. This was confirmed by the President of the Association of Resident Doctors of the hospital, Badmus Habeeb during an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday evening.
According to Habeeb, the doctors have been combating the virus with the very few available resources in the state until they contracted the virus in the past three weeks.
He further noted that there is light at the end of the tunnel as COVID19 vaccine has now been discovered to save all and sundry from the pandemic. He further said that Nigeria will soon get the vaccine as time goes on.
“So, it seems we may not be able to get the vaccine anytime soon. The public should adhere strictly to the laid down guidelines on the prevention and further spread of this virus,” he said.
While speaking on the likely challenges that may be associated with the vaccines and it safety for the Nigeria people, he pointed the poor resource and availability of fund in the country and other necessities that may make the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines easy and possible are not readily available.
Furthermore, Badmus urged Nigerians to get vaccinated when the vaccine is available, stressing that “this is not the best times for us and our families and the affected patients”.