The Kano state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has confirmed that 34 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
Kano NMA chairman, Sanusi Bala, disclosed this to NAN on Tuesday, saying that one of the doctors has died.
Bala said that many of the victims were doctors working at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and private clinics in the state.
He explained that many of the doctors were infected while attending to unsuspected COVID-19 cases.
He underlined that the role of the association to ensure protection of its members.
Bala therefore appealed to authorities to provide more protection for doctors through procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs).
Meanwhile, Hauwa Muhammed, spokesperson for AKTH, told NAN that the hospital had since procured and distributed PPEs to frontline workers.
According to her, the hospital management had ordered all consultants and heads of department to train their staff on proper use of the PPEs.
Kano has the second highest number of coronavirus infections in the country, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).