Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, has said that the coronavirus patient in Lagos was never presented at the institution.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on phone, Adeyemo said the institution did not have any contact with the Italian who came into the country with the disease.
He urged the populace not to entertain any fear, noting that as far as LUTH was concerned, several meetings, seminars and workshops had been done on how to respond to such cases if they should occur.
He assured that LUTH was prepared, urging others to also get prepared.
“In a situation like this, if you have any confirmed case, we make sure that we isolate the patient, trace the contacts the patient must have had contact with,’’ he said.
The chairman said that the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government were fully on ground to respond to cases of people with Corona virus.
He assured that the hospital was there to provide preventive medicine to prevent transmission of diseases and also to prevent community transmission.
NAN reports that the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had on Friday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Lagos, saying it was brought into the country by an Italian.