Kogi State has been thrown into mourning following the death of a medical doctor Idowu Ahmed Victor diagnosed of Lassa Fever in Irua, Edo State.
Late Victor who contacted the disease on January 19 passed on at about 6pm on Sunday.
Until his death, Dr Victor was a House Officer at the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja were he contacted the disease from a 7-month-old baby who died on Friday 19th January.
Confirming the incident on Sunday night, the Kogi State Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Godwin Tijani described the deceased as a man who was committed to his job.
Dr Tijani while announcing the obituary of the late Medical Doctor wrote “the NMA Kogi State is sorry to announced the death of Dr Idowu Ahmed Victor who was a House officer at FMC Lokoja. He was infected with the Lassa Virus as confirmed at Irrua Specialist Hospital. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen”.
Meanwhile, the NMA Kogi has advised healthcare practitioners in the state to always observe safety precautions whenever attending to patients.