Prominent Nigerian doctor dies in isolation centre in Warri

Prominent Nigerian doctor dies in isolation centre in Warri

- Delta state has lost a top medical practitioner, Dr Toju Eresanara

- The deceased doctor was a former director of the Central Hospital in Warri

- Eresanara who was also a consultant Anaesthetist in Warri died on Wednesday, July 15

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Dr Toju Eresanara, a former zonal medical director of the Central Hospital and a Consultant Anaesthetist in Warri, died on Wednesday, July 15.

Sources claim that Eresanara died on Wednesday of COVID-19 complications, The Nation reports.

After testing positive for the coronavirus pandemic, the deceased was admitted at the COVID-19 treatment centre in Asaba, where he was placed on oxygen following his worsening health condition.

Prominent Nigerian doctor dies in isolation centre in Warri
Prominent Nigerian doctor dies in isolation centre in Warri
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Meanwhile, reported that Nigeria had lost one of its top medical doctors in the diaspora, Alfa Sa'adu, who was in the United Kingdom taking care of persons infected with COVID-19, also called coronavirus.

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Some of those who knew the medical doctor were mourning him on social media. understands that he had joined the UK medical personnel as a volunteer when the virus broke out in the country. He later got infected.

One of such mourners called him a brilliant and eloquent gentleman. "You always worked really hard and came back to help," he added.

In his tribute, Bukola Saraki, a former Senate president, said: "My condolences go to the family of late Dr. Alfa Sa'adu, the people of Pategi and Kwara state on the death of the foremost medical practitioner who passed away in London this morning.

"Late Dr Sa'adu provided leadership for our people in the diaspora as he served for many years as Chiarman, Kwara State Association of Nigeria (Kwasang UK).

"Back at home, he was a community leader and traditional office holder as Galadima of Pategi. He will be sorely missed."

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His profile revealed that Sa’adu started at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust in the UK on February 1, 2011, as medical director and deputy chief executive. He served until September 30, 2014.

On October 1, 2014, he was appointed as the interim medical director/responsible officer /Caldicotte guardian of the newly merged Integrated Care Organisation known as the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.

He accepted voluntary redundancy from the Trust on July 31, 2015.

Long before this, the Nigerian government announced another casualty from Coronavirus officially bringing the number of the death toll to two at the time

The minister of health, Osagie Ohanire, made this known during the presidential task force briefing on Monday, March 30, in Abuja. The minister said that three people have been discharged after fully recovering from the pandemic.

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He, however, revealed that another casualty was recorded after the patient was severely hit by the virus. “Till date, three persons have been discharged after successful treatment.

But sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend in the person of a patient who had severe underlying illnesses.

“We have intensified contact tracing and our strategy remains to promptly detect cases, isolate them, and follow up with their contacts and also isolate and treat, in order to reduce the spread of the infection,” the minister said.

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