A Nigerian Medical Doctor, Chugbo Emeka has died after contracting Coronavirus from a patient he reportedly treated in a private hospital in Lagos State.
Report says he died after showing sever symptoms and complications from suffering the virus. The Doctor who was said to have died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH was rushed to the hospital on Monday.
According to the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Profesor Chris Bode, the patient the late doctor treated died on Friday, April 3 while he died today Wednesday 15.
He however regretted that the late Doctor was brought into LUTH when his case was too late. ” He was brought in late, so there was no much we could do. He was a staff of LUTH years back before he went to join the private sector.”
” We learned he had Coronavirus patients in is 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 Coronavirus patients. Our hearts are with his family in this trying time. It was a sad development for us.”