Persons who have tested positive for coronavirus will now be admitted into the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Prior to the new development, there was a report of a COVID-19 patient who died at the hospital with an underlying possibility that he might have infected some of the health workers because allegedly he lied about his symptoms and travel status.
However, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor Chris Bode in a recent interview with The Guardian said “Whether the patient declares his or her status or not we are supposed to offer treatment, which we will always do.
“We had decided to take all precautions. When he was admitted most doctors and nurses did not get close to him because they had suspected it was a potential case. Only about two doctors got close to him and are being followed up. Others kept the mandatory two metres distance, because they all knew this could be COVID-19.”
Contrary to beliefs that the hospital before the incident admitted no coronavirus patient, Bode said that the hospital confirmed the first case of the virus and that its Virology Laboratory has a global recognition. He also added that more than 30 LUTH personnel have been assisting the Lagos Team.
According to Bode, LUTH currently has more than 120 warriors and volunteers who have received the needed training to combat the spread of the virus.