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LUTH advises Nigerians on coronavirus test, suspected cases




Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), has suggested the general public to cease going to the hospital for suspected cases of coronavirus.

LUTH stated there was a rise in individuals by visiting the hospital to request COVID-19 check

Adeyemo spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.

He defined that the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba, was the designated centre to deal with suspected case.

“There is need for the general public and private hospitals to know that cases suspected to be COVID-19 should be referred to IDH, Yaba, and NOT any general hospitals, LUTH or Federal Medical Centre FMC”, Adeyemo famous.

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“They shall be seen by the infectious illness specialists at IDH and their samples shall be taken for COVID-19 check.

“We are beginning to see patients coming individually to LUTH for COVID-19 test. This is not the protocol.”

He added individuals suspected to have COVID-19 should first be seen by infectious illness knowledgeable.

Adeyemo defined that the knowledgeable is the one to take the pattern and ship it to the designated laboratory.

“Patients should, therefore, desist from coming to the laboratory on their own for the test,” the CMAC chairman stated.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian authorities has requested workers to work from home as a result of international pandemic.

The nation is scrambling to cease the unfold of coronavirus which has affected 40 people and caused 2 deaths.

 



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