LUTH workers had no contact with coronavirus patient – Official


Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, has assured that the hospital’s workers had no contact with the coronavirus patient.

Adeyemo told NAN on phone on Friday that the patient was never taken to LUTH.

He said that as far as LUTH was concerned, meetings, seminars, and workshops had been done on how to respond to such cases if they should occur.

Adeyemo said that LUTH was prepared and others should get prepared.

“In a situation like this, if you have any confirmed case, we make sure that we isolate the patient, trace the contacts the patient must have had contact with,” he said.

Adeyemo said the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government were ready to respond to cases of people with the virus.

He said there was need to prevent any hospital outbreak and that the hospital was there to provide medicine to prevent transmission of diseases and also to prevent community transmission.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had on Friday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Nigeria, saying it was brought into the country by an Italian.

“The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos,” Abayomi said.