The Ikorodu Basic Hospital has recorded a suspected COVID-19 associated loss of life, the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories.

A dependable supply instructed NAN that the deceased, a lady, was rushed to the hospital by her family members on April 12 for therapy.

In accordance with the supply, the deceased affected person offered Kidney failure, however was found to be manifesting suspected COVID-19 signs.

“Relations of the deceased affected person was suggested to take the girl to the Infectious Illness Hospital, Yaba, Lagos for COVID-19 screening.

“In opposition to medical recommendation, the deceased affected person was, nevertheless, taken again residence by family members.

“However, she was introduced again to the hospital and offered her on the Emergency Centre the next evening in vital situation,” NAN gathered.

The supply stated that the deceased lady, suspected to be Covid-19 affected person, was ultimately admitted and remoted in a ward.

“However sadly, the affected person died earlier than day break within the hospital,” the supply instructed NAN.

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In accordance with the supply, officers of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) have been knowledgeable and got here to the hospital to take samples from the deceased affected person.

The supply instructed NAN that they have been knowledgeable on Friday that the deceased end result examined optimistic to Covid-19, with warning to the hospital administration to isolate all well being officers that attended to the deceased affected person.

Data obtained by NAN revealed that NCDC officers have been on the Ikorodu Basic Hospital on on Friday to take samples of well being employees who attended to the deceased.

“A number of the well being employees that attended to the affected person had been crying, as most of them didn’t use Private Protecting Gear (PPEs), whereas attending to the deceased affected person.

“Most instances, well being employees put on nylon as PPE, and the numbers of gloves, that are normally about two to 4 given every day to every well being employees to take care of sufferers are insufficient,” the supply stated.

The official stated that there had been a number of complaints to the hospital administration concerning the welfare and security of well being employees, and nothing was accomplished to enhance the state of affairs.

The supply additionally stated that about 4 well being employees had direct contact with the deceased affected person.

In accordance with the supply, well being employees on the hospital had henceforth determined that, “No PPE, no work,” will likely be their stance from April 20.

Nonetheless, efforts made by NAN to get the Medical Director of Ikorodu Basic Hospital, Dr Oluwafunmilayo Bankole, to touch upon the difficulty proved abortive.

A number of calls and SMS despatched by NAN to Bankole’s line to get additional particulars have been unanswered.

Additionally, Mr Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, the Public Affairs Director, Lagos State Ministry of Well being, was known as by NAN to touch upon the state of affairs.

Ogunbanwo merely stated, “I’m not conscious.”

When NAN reached out to the State Commissioner for Well being, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on the difficulty, the decision was picked by certainly one of his Private Assistants, who instructed NAN that the Commissioner was in a gathering.

The commissioner aide instructed NAN to ship SMS, which was instantly accomplished, however with no response as on the time of submitting this report.



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