A Medical Doctor identified as Dr. Chugbo Emeka who works in a private hospital has been reported to have died of COVID-19 after treating an infected patient in his private hospital.
Dr. Chugbo Emeka is 63 years old, and he has no history of travel but was definitely exposed to the virus where he treated a person with the virus as mentioned above.
Just on Wednesday, the 15th of April, the Lagos chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association confirmed the death of one of their own. According to the report, he started showing symptoms of the virus and was transferred to LUTH for treatment where he gave up the ghost on Tuesday, 14th of April.
In an interview with VANGUARD NEWS, the Nigeria Medical Association spokesperson said;
“NMA regrets to announce the death of Dr. Chugbo Emeka at the LUTH isolation treatment ward. He died in the early hours of 15/04/2020.
Until his death, he was a Private Medical Practitioner who was exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
We condole with his immediate family and members of the medical community for this painful loss.”