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Nigerian Doctor Dies Of COVID-19 In Lagos

A Nigerian doctor has died of coronavirus in Lagos. The deceased identified as Doctor Chugbo Emeka died after being exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lagos.

He died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital isolation ward on Wednesday.

He was reportedly rushed to the facility on Monday.

Announcing his death, the Nigeria Medical Association Lagos state chapter on Twitter wrote;

”NMA LAGOS regrets to announce the death of Dr. Chugbo Emeka at the LUTH isolation ward. He died on 15/04/2020. He was a Private Medical Practitioner who was exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. We condole with his family and d medical community for this painful loss. NMA Lagos”

Also confirming the incident, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of LUTH, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, said the doctor was not a staff of the hospital but was rushed to the facility after he showed symptoms of the disease.

“The doctor is not a LUTH staff; he was a private practitioner, though he trained in LUTH some 18, 20 years ago. I remember I met him, I know him, he left LUTH around 2002. One of his classmates called me that he has some issues in his private hospital, so I asked that he should be brought to LUTH. He was COVID-19 positive, we started him on drugs but unfortunately, he died this morning (Wednesday),” Adeyemo said.

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