Coronavirus: President of UCH resident doctors tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus: President of UCH resident doctors tests positive for COVID-19

- Oyo state government has recorded a fresh case of coronavirus pandemic

- The new case is the president of UCH resident doctors, Adedayo Williams

- Williams broke the bad news on Monday, April 20, in a message to his colleagues

The president of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Adedayo Williams, has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Williams disclosed this in a WhatsApp message he sent to his colleagues and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, April 20.

‌ gathered that the UCH spokesperson, Toye Akinrinlola, also confirmed the news in a phone chat with NAN.

“Good afternoon, dear colleagues and friends. Having been on the field caring for others, I thought it wise to subject myself to a voluntary screening for COVID-19.

Coronavirus: President of UCH resident doctors tests positive for COVID-19
The University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo state
Source: UGC

“The result turned out to be positive on Saturday evening, April 18. I presently do not have any symptom and I am currently on self-isolation, awaiting a repeat test.

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“I implore everyone I have had contact with recently to immediately go on self-isolation pending the time they will be tested.

“Those concerned should also properly inform their heads of department. I strongly advise every healthcare worker to always take precautionary measures as COVID-19 is real and spreads fast, even though some persons infected are asymptomatic. Please stay safe always. Thank you,” Williams said in his message.

NAN recalls that UCH had in March suspended part of its outpatient services to reduce the risk of a Coronavirus epidemic within the hospital community. (NAN)

Meanwhile, had previously reported that a Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, asked the federal government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the treatment and death of the president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari.

It was reported that Falana said the probe became necessary following the disclosure that Kyari was being treated in a private hospital contrary to the disclosure of the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, that no private hospital has been accredited to manage COVID-19 case in Nigeria.

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The lawyer pointed out that there was a breach of the fundamental rule of COVID-19 guidelines on the treatment of persons with the virus in Nigeria.

He said some influential people who tested positive for COVID-19 have been insisting on treatment in private hospitals without official authorisation.

The lawyer also said the crowd at the burial of Kyari violated the NCDC guidelines on social distancing. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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