- Ten officials of the Lagos Government House in Marina have tested positive for coronavirus
- This was announced by the commissioner for health in the state, Akin Abayomi, on Thursday, May 7
- Abayomi, however, revealed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Joke, tested negative to the virus
The commissioner for health in Lagos, Akin Abayomi, on Thursday, May 7, gave the latest update of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
On his official Twitter page, Abayomi said that 10 of the officials who work at the state's Government House in Marina have tested positive to the global pandemic.
However, the commissioner said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the first lady of the state, Joke, have consistently tested negative to the disease.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian lady identified as Fatima Senam Amouzou had died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital as a result of the hospital policy.
The teaching hospital and other hospitals in the country reviewed their policies for day-to-day patients’ care management including hospital admission policy due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Fatima was not a coronavirus patient but was being treated for having an immuno-chemotherapy susceptible Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (mass) at the lower pelvic, lying behind the womb and upper private part.
Goke said: "The immediate response in LUTH, like some other hospitals in the country, among others, was closure of routine clinics, reduced and discouraged hospitals admissions and to reduce the available hospital on-ground staff.
"Health workers — doctors, nurses etc — were divided into two with departmental rosters drawn as weekly shift, this invariably halved the effective staff strength on ground at any point in time during the COVID-19 pandemic."
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He said the 34-year-old lady died on Saturday, April 11, after complaining of chest and abdominal pain as well as breathlessness the previous day. Goke said the response to intervene was poor, adding that it took hours before the decision to admit Fatima was executed.
He said: "And there was no definitive intervention (dialysis etc) on the renal shutdown until she died in the morning of the following day, Saturday 11 April 2020."
Added to this a coronavirus patient who attended the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards, Seun O, has narrated his experience while at the Lagos isolation centre in Yaba.
Seun, who is a photographer, was recently discharged after testing negative twice to the deadly disease.
He said he had severe body pains and was the only person that lost his sense of smell out of 16 people in his ward. Seun said: "I also had diarrhoea at many different points before I got to the hospital and at the hospital."
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