The health system and health workers in Nigeria are under incredible strain, as a more and more very ill patients are now presenting themselves to the hospitals. Dr Adedamola Dada, the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Ebute Meta, Lagos, made the assertion in Lagos on Wednesday,. He spoke while commenting on the raging second wave of COVID- 19 pandemic in the country. According to him, we very urgently need to help the health workers cope better by reducing the number of infections and therefore patients they see. Having a vaccine is definitely a good thing, but we cannot relax our vigilance and must abide by the COVID guidelines. This is closely related to each of us.