Coronavirus patient returns to die in Lagos hospital

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Coronavirus patient returns to die in Lagos hospital

Authorities of the Lagos State Government are providing little answers to reports of how a confirmed Coronavirus case was not taken into care when his result tested positive.

The said man was reportedly brought unconscious to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH Emergency late in the evening of Wednesday, April 2 by his friend.

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Though they denied any history of recent travel, his presentation strongly suggested a case of Coronavirus and he was handled professionally by the Infectious Diseases Consultant and his team without unduly exposing the staff to danger and he died a few hours later.

Further investigations revealed that the man had earlier performed a test at the Yaba Infectious Disease Centre soon after he travelled back into Nigeria from Holland and the test was positive.

He was a known diabetic and hypertensive patient. He had also had a kidney transplant for chronic kidney disease and was on immunosuppressant drugs.

The corpse of the deceased has since been handed over to the appropriate unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Health for safe burial according to international best practices.

The Management of LUTH says the Department of Community Medicine has moved swiftly to trace, follow-up and and assist gallant staff who managed the patient.





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