A young Nigerian doctor has lost his life in the recent spread of Lassa fever in the country.
The deceased Nigerian doctor, identified as Dr. A.V Idowu, was reported to have contracted the disease while observing his housemanship at a hospital in Kogi State.
A social media user, Dr. Igwe Emeka, while confirming the death of his colleague, Dr. Idowu, tweeted;
“Just lost a colleague and a dear friend @AVIDowu to Lassa fever today. Am gutted, tired and sad. Can’t take this anymore.
“After so many years of medical school, after months of searching for housemanship placement, after years of toiling, Lassa fever took this promising young Doctor away. This is unbelievable. What a country @AVIDowu”
In addition, another social media user, @Sharpval, in reaction accused the hospital of killing the young doctor.
“It’s not worth it. Victor is gone. It’s not fucking worth it.
“Provide simple basic amenities no. Every day people put their lives on the line for this fucking shithole.”
“Ribivarin prophylaxis could have gone a long way There were reports of lassa fever and doctors weren’t provided with ribivarin prophylaxis. You people killed victor.”
“Remember that people are siphoning funds meant to provide basics in these hospitals Today they killed Victor”
“The worst part is Victor will die for nothing”
“Lassa fever is spreading and killing people. What has the minister of health said? He is silent”
“Ordinary talk he hasn’t said anything But when Buhari’s had a bike accident he ran to give conference”
“I pray someone actually takes lassa fever into aso rock,” the social media user added.