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COVID-19 kills medical doctor in Lagos

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From Lagos came a report that a medical doctor who attempted to manage a Coronavirus patient at a private hospital has died of the virus.

The 51-year-old doctor, is the first health worker in Nigeria who died of Coronavirus after he contacted the deadly disease while managing a patient.

He is the third medical doctor to have died of Coronavirus in Nigeria with Katsina and Ondo States recording a case each recently.

He died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, on Wednesday after he was rushed to the hospital.

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, said the doctor was not a staff of the hospital but was rushed to the facility after showing symptoms of the disease.

“The doctor is not a LUTH staff; he was a private practitioner, though he trained in LUTH some 18, 20 years ago. I remember I met him, I know him, he left LUTH around 2002. One of his classmates called me that he has some issues in his private hospital, so I asked that he should be brought to LUTH.

“He was COVID-19 positive, we started him on drugs but unfortunately, he died this morning (Wednesday),” Adeyemo said.

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