51-year-old doctor dies after having contact with COVID-19 patient in Lagos

A medical doctor has died of the deadly virus, Coronavirus after contracting it from a patient he was treating.

The 51-year-old doctor died on Wednesday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital after he was trying to treat Coronavirus patients in a private hospital in Lagos.

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 he showed 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.

The LUTH CMAC said he would not disclose the name of the doctor and his hospital as it was against the ethics of the medical profession.

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