Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health in Lagos state has confirmed the death of a 55-year-old COVID-19 patient who died in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on April 3.
Abayomi said the deceased who returned from Holland about 2 weeks ago did not disclose his travel history to medical practitioners.
The Lagos state Health Commissioner made the disclosure in a tweet via his verified Twitter accont.
#COVID19Lagos Situation Report
“I regret to announce the first #COVID19 related death in Lagos state. The deceased was 55 year old Nigerian; male who lived in Holland but returned to Lagos 2 weeks ago. He had a kidney transplant 7yrs ago and also diabetic.
“He did not provide full account of his travel history or medical circumstances to the attending doctors in keeping with global trend and to enable guided treatment for #COVID19 related vulnerability due to severe underlying ill health.
“He however demonstrated some signs of an upper respiratory chest infection. He later tested positive for #COVID19 but died early hours of April 3rd, 2020 from a cardiac arrest.
“May his soul rest in peace!”
Meanwhile, relatives of the deceased confessed his travel history information was intentionally withheld from LUTH for fear of the hospital rejecting him.