|Dr. Kelechi Ogboji, the late doctor who died of |
LASSA Fever while serving the Nation
A Nigerian doctor who was undergoing his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Dr. Ogboji Kelechi Aaron, was reportedly killed, last month, by the LASSA fever, while in active service in Kaduna State.
During the briefing of pressmen at the State Secretariat of the Corps in Abakaliki, the Director-General of the Scheme Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, stated that the victim got infected with the virus after treating a patient with the ailment.
The Director General of the corps, who was represented by the Director of Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, Mr. Michael Ahile, extolled the virtues of the deceased during a formal condolence visit to his family.
He described Ogboji as “an exceptional corps member who was fully dedicated to his duties and in the process paid the supreme sacrifice”.
Until his death, Ogboji, a native of Igweledoha Amagu in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was serving at St. Louis Hospital Zonkwa in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The LASSA Fever which caused serious tension in the country earlier in the year killed about 42 people. We hope that God grant the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss.