A 55-year-old man who was admitted to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, has died in the facility, Punch exclusively reports.
A reliable source at the Tertiary Hospital, said that the man died of Covid-19 complications.
The source added that the Hospital discovered that the patient had Covid-19, after he tested positive to the virus, when a Polymerase Chain Reaction test was done on his blood posthumously.
“Fingerprint antibody test was done on him, confirming his Covid-19 infection”, the source noted.
According to the source, the man, a 55-year-old hypertensive and diabetic patient, was presented to LUTH’s Emergency Unit on Thursday night, with “malaise, tremors, and fever”.
He was also diagnosed with acute chronic kidney disease and sepsis, the source said.
The source, a Caregiver, added that the man did not disclose his travel history, and had died “a few hours” after his admission to the Federal Government-owned Facility.
“The man did not give his travel history, or the fact that he had contact with someone who had travelled overseas.
“When asked, he told the Doctors that he had no history of coughs, sore throat, joint pains, or diarrhoea.”
The Caregiver said that when the patient arrived at LUTH on Thursday night, he was sent to the “Spillover Unit”, because the Hospital had run out of bed spaces.
However, when he developed complications, a Junior Doctor (Registrar) at the Accident and Emergency Unit, reviewed his case and notified the Senior Registrar of his suspicion.
“After the Senior Registrar reviewed his case and confronted him with their findings, the man revealed the true story about his travels, and his fear that he might have contracted Covid-19, and died shortly afterwards.
“He confessed that he had been coughing, and that he had returned from Holland, two weeks ago, where he had gone for follow-up treatment, after a renal transplant he also had there.”
The man died early on Friday morning, and the Lagos State Coronavirus Emergency Workers took away his body.