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A medical doctor on Twitter @DebonairDoctor has lamented the neglect of the welfare of doctors in the country by the Federal Government.

The Twitter user shared a thread discussing the spread of Lassa fever in the country.

An outbreak of the disease has, this January, been experienced in Kogi, Ebonyi, and Ondo states, with suspected cases in Kwara State.

The Twitter user, in his thread, lamented the death of Victor Ahmed who he said was his classmate.

The Federal Government and hospitals are doing nothing to curtail the spread, he wrote, and news of the outbreak has mostly been kept out of the media.

See the thread below:

Federal Government doing next to nothing - Nigerian Doctor shares Thread on Lassa Fever - BellaNaija


  1. Melvy

    January 22, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    One just had to thank God this particular FG was not the FG we had during the Ebola crisis… Rip to the dead.. 2019 should please come quick.

  2. Cocoa

    January 22, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    As if this guy read my mind!! Just PRECISELY what has been running through my mind all evening since news of Victor Ahmed broke.

    I don’t know what it will take anymore..i just don’t know.

  3. Rukky

    January 23, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Hmmm its sooo unfortunate. Africa hmm. There’s a serious issue as the health concern of an ordinary citizen and cars are being bought for former heads of states, and 0ther unnecessary items that monies are being used for. This is not about ethnic difference I guess our leaders are just heartless and insensitive. Hmm soo sad. May the Almighty protect us all Amiin.

  4. marlee

    January 23, 2018 at 9:04 am

    it took one spark to burn a forest, why can’t you be that one spark. you are also doing nothing. so be quiet and save lives.

    • Asa

      January 23, 2018 at 9:38 am

      This is the reason our government remains irresponsible. Because when issues they should handle come up, we promptly lay the burden on whoever brings it up and our government isn’t held responsible. Nigeria health systems is managed by the government from Federal Ministries to State Ministries. When problems like Lassa fever comes up, the government should take the responsibility of strengthening health systems to fight the epidemic but no, more interest is given to Yusuf who was joy riding and hurt his head because Yusuf is “somebody’s” child and the Doctor that died belongs to nobody. It is terribly wrong!

    • @ marlee oponu

      January 23, 2018 at 10:33 am

      ode save lives and loose her life for nothing? the doctor that died what did he get? 5k, you are part of the reasons Nigeria would not grow

    • Chu

      January 23, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      I sincerely want to cuss you out and call you the biggest fool that ever lived, but I won’t.

  5. Chu

    January 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Its so sad, I remember when a doctor friend in the east mentioned that some doctors in her hospital died from Lasaa fever earlier this month, I went online to goggle it, no news, went the next day, still no news. Something that should have gone viral and been contained immediately.
    Dr Debonair pesles relocate, i don’t blame you, love your neighbour as yourself not more than yourself. Its against my faith but even God knows that I have lost hope in this country.
    The only reason I’m still here is because I want to leave the right way.

  6. Amaria

    January 23, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    It’s so painful. Yesterday I delayed clinic in the teaching hospital i work at for more than an hour. Just because I insisted on soap to wash after each patient and gloves to see any febrile patient. It took the matron one hour to get an orderly to fetch water from miles away and she bought the small morning fresh with her own money. She had to sell the gloves to the patients for fifty naira a pair. Why won’t health workers catch lassa fever? This country counts our lives as less than a cow.

    • Wonder

      January 24, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Imagine. Truly health workers, doctors and all medical people in this country are silent heroes. You all may never be acknowledged but we pray for you guys. What you do is not easy at all. Ekuse gan.

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