Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President, has mourned the death of two Medical Doctors, who died of coronavirus, while calling on the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, to do more to protect Medical personnel at the front line of coronavirus cases in the country.
In a tweet on Thursday, the former Vice President condoled with the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, over the loss of the Doctors.
The late Medical Practitioners were Dr. Emeka Chugbo and Dr. Aliyu Yakubu, whose deaths were announced by the Lagos and Katsina State Governments, respectively.
Reacting, Atiku stressed the need to intensify the supply of all necessary items, including Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, to ensure the protection of Medical personnel treating coronavirus patients.
Dr. Chugbo died at the Isolation Ward of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, after contracting the coronavirus from a patient he was said to be managing in a private Hospital.
The Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Professor Chris Bode, said that the Doctor was brought into the facility late on Monday, after showing severe symptoms.
He added that Dr. Chugbo once worked with LUTH, before going into private practice.
Dr. Yakubu, on the other hand, died of the coronavirus, days before he was confirmed positive in Daura, Katsina State.
The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, told Reporters earlier in April, that the Doctor was hospitalised at the Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, for about two hours before he died, following his return from a trip to Lagos.