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Medical Doctor Treating COVID-19 Patient Dies of The Virus In Lagos


A medical doctor in Lagos, Dr. Chugbo, has become the first health worker in Nigeria to die from the deadly coronavirus after he was with the virus through a patient he was treating.

The doctor, who died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Wednesday, was said to have managed a COVID-19 patient in a private hospital where he was working.

However, the patient that infected reportedly died on Friday April 3

Confirming the development, the Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, said the doctor was not a staff of the hospital, but was rushed to the facility after he showed severe signs of the disease.

He said,

“He was brought in late so there was no much we could do. He was a staff in LUTH years back before he went to join the private sector. We learnt he had COVID-19 patients in his facility that he was treating. He may have been exposed to the virus from there.

“His death has shown what health workers are exposed to in the course of treating COVID-19 patients. Our hearts are with his family in this trying time. It is a sad development for us.”

It was later gathered that, the victim has worked at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) as a consultant.

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