Nigeria has recorded her fourth Coronavirus death in Lagos State Teaching Hospital Lagos, Nigeria (LUTH) after an infected renal patient dies of Coronavirus complications.
A 55-year-old man who was admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has died in the facility.
A reliable source at the tertiary hospital said the man died of COVID-19 complications.
The returnee died a few hours after his admission to the Federal Government-owned facility which makes Nigeria's fourth Coronavirus death.
According to Punch, "the source said the hospital discovered that the patient had COVID-19 after he tested positive to the virus when a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test was done on his blood posthumously.
“Fingerprint antibody test was done on him, confirming his COVID-19 infection,”
However, several brows have been raised on Twitter over the circumstance that led to the fourth Coronavirus death. There are reports that the man's family had hidden the information about his recent return from Europe as well as exhibited symptoms.
See tweets below:
A man came to LUTH Lagos.— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 3, 2020
Said he had only fever/tiredness.
But he had cough and just came back from Europe- but family hid that information. He died today of Coronavirus.
Many doctors and nurses exposed.
Pls DO NOT LIE when you go to hospitals. That lie can get people killed.
This happened at the Accident and Emergency Unit of LUTH in Lagos. And this patient was put in the same space as many other patients.— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 3, 2020
Just imagine the same nurse or doctor that attended to him attended to other people there.
The virus may have been transferred.
This is evil.
Do not lie about your condition.— Federal Government of Nigeria (Parody) (@FGNigeria) April 3, 2020
Doctors need to know the truth to administer the right medication.
Can we just conclude that the LUTH man committed suicide or his family murdered him by hiding the truth?
O Lord, keep us safe and our health workers — the real warriors https://t.co/yIbnwKZhMz