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Former Ondo NMA Chairman Dies of Covid-19

The coronavirus hits again as Matthew Adeyeri, former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Ondo State is reported to have died as a result of covid-19 implications.

Mr Adeyeri was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, on Wednesday after exhibiting symptoms of the virus.

The Chairman of SKYE Hospital, Akure, Ikubese Thomas-Wilson wrote an open letter to the governor in which he urged the members of the NMA to call of their strike that was has been in place for three weeks now.

He stated that the doctors, in other to avoid fatal consequences, should return to their offices.

Thomas-Wilson, in his letter, stated that there were only few cases of reported COVID-19 until the lockdown was eased by the Federal Government.

In his opinion, the reopening of places of worship a few days ago, which has led to the unregulated movement of people should be revised as this has led to the Increasing case of COVID-19 in the state.

He further stated that Ondo state is gradually edging towards becoming the state with high COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, as it is the state with the third highest case of the virus.

He also noted that there have been losses of lives of prominent people in the state which includes the Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro and also some senior medical doctors and former Ondo State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Matthew Adeyeri.

Furthermore, he opined Convening an urgent meeting with the leadership of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association to resolve the issues in order to prevent the increment of the covid-19 cases in the state.

He sympathises with the families of his departed colleagues.

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