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“The compensation is abysmally poor”: Covid-19 doctors in Abuja reveal their struggles

By Isaac Abrak

Doctors in Abuja, Nigeria, spoke to Sahelien.com about how the pandemic is affecting their lives.

“It’s like you’re at war. Your family must understand that during wartime, certain people will be at the war front,” said Dr. Olubanjo Akerele, case manager at Asokoro Isolation Centre in Abuja. For the first six or seven months of the pandemic, he was isolated from his family to avoid spreading the disease.

“I can tell you, and I have to say frankly, the compensation the government is giving to healthcare workers is abysmally poor, Dr. Akerele said. “If you have the largest economy that’s not translating into well-being for citizens, something’s wrong.”