Nigerian surgeon, Olagunju Ogunbiyi, recovers from coronavirus in London

Dr Ogunbiyi Olagunju recovers from coronavirus in UK

A Nigerian consultant surgeon, Olagunju Ogunbiyi, has recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London.

Ogunbiyi, a professor of colorectal surgery, was released last week from Intensive Care Unit after battling with COVID-19.

In a congratulatory message on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari wished Dr. Ogunbiyi quick recuperation and early return to work.

Ogunbiyi has taught several generations of UK doctors and is an eminent surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, one of London’s leading reference hospitals.

He was under care for two and a half weeks and has now completely recovered.

A hospital source said Dr Ogunbiyi was “irreplaceable” – such was the regard he was held in the UK healthcare community.