UCH attends to 10 COVID-19 patients, records 2 fatalities- CMD


UCH attends to 10 COVID-19 patients, records 2 fatalities- CMD

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, says it has attended to 10 COVID-19 patients.

Its Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, made this known in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

Otegbayo, however, said the hospital had recorded two deaths of the 10 cases, while still managing two active cases.

He said COVID-19 pandemic had wide reaching spread on the world with consequences on every major sphere of human life.

“The University College Hospital, Ibadan, being the flagship tertiary healthcare institution in the West African sub-region, has, however, worked assiduously to provide necessary healthcare services in the management of known cases, while taking necessary steps to curb the spread of the virus”.

“As of 7.00p.m, Tuesday,  April 28, 2020, the total number of COVID-19 patients that the hospital has attended to are 10″.

“Out of these, six patients were managed as in-patients in the isolation unit or other locations in the hospital. Two of which were discharged, after being declared free from the virus from results of investigations done”.

“One patient was, however, transferred to Lagos for further treatment. Sadly, two deaths have been recorded. Presently, there are two active confirmed cases of COVID- 19 being managed by staff of the hospital”.

“One of these is on admission, while the other is being managed at home. No new case has been reported in the last 48 hours,” Otegbayo said.

According to him, UCH, Ibadan will continue to render excellent care and services to both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 patients.

“The hospital equally enjoins everyone to abide by the required hygiene standards such as regular hand washing, use of hand sanitisers and face masks,” he tweeted.

As of the time of this report, a total number of 21 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Oyo State, with nine recovered since the first case was recorded on March 21. (NAN)