No Patient Died of Coronavirus in Kogi Specialist Hospital – CMD

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The management of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, (KSSH), Lokoja say no patient died of the dreaded corovirus in the state hospital

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of (KSSH), Pro Isah Adagiri Yahaya, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Lokoja on Tuesday.

Duaglobalnews reports that the MD used the occasion to refute allegation making the round on social media, that a patient had died of Covid-19 at the hospital recently.

He described the allegation as malicious and completely untrue.

According to the CMD, no single patient has died in the hospital since he assumed duty April this year.

”It is completely untrue. Since I assumed duty since the beginning of last month, there has been no case of death in this hospital.

”The policy I met in place is that because of the Covid-19 preparedness, the state government has given an order, through the Commissioner of Health that patients should not be admitted in this hospital.

“Uptil now, we don’t have admission but we attend to emergency cases and emergency deliveries of patients booked in the hospital.

‘The only patient we had was a male patient with multiple fractures involving his arms and his legs.

” The patient also has open wound and according to his medical history he has been in the private hospital for 10 days before he was brought down to KSSH.

”He had fever and off course, infected wound but we managed him and the temperature was stabilised.

”We then invited an Orthopedic surgeon from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja to attend to the patient before he was later transferred to Cedacrest Hospital in Abuja.

”So, we do not have any case of death of Covid-19 in this hospital.

”So far, we have not had any patient that satisfy the criteria for testing for Covid-19; you must have suspected patient before you test, you do not just test at random.

”So for now, KSSH does not have any case of Covid-19 talk-less of death,” Yahaya said.

The online reports that Kogi and Cross River states are the two states in the country with no record of confirmed Coronavirus case so far.

The pandemic virus which erupted in Wuhan in China December 2020, has recorded over 4,000 cases and some casualties in Nigeria.

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