A Nigerian doctor known as Emeka Chugbo died of the Corona virus pandemic in Lagos State Teaching Hospital on Wednesday 15th April, 2020. Late Chugbo 60 years is the first Nigerian doctor to have died of the covid-19 and the second death in Lagos at large. “He have contracted the disease from one of the patients he was treating in his facility and before he was rushed to the hospital, he already had severe case” Mr Ayeni, a fellow doctor in LUTH said.

Confirming the news to agbaclassicmedia, Medical Director of LUTH; Prof Chris said late Emeka was rushed to the hospital and symptoms of covid-19 was obvious on and the firm had nothing much to do as the deceased was rushed late to the hospital.

In his words Prof Chris said: “He was brought in late so there was no much we could do. He was a staff in LUTH years back before he went to join the private sector. We learnt he had COVID-19 patients in his facility that he was treating. He may have been exposed to the virus from there. His death has shown what health workers are exposed to in the course of treating COVID-19 patients. Our hearts are with his family in this trying time. It is a sad development for us.”

Mr Chugbo was known as a man who exhibit brilliance in his career and showed so much empathy for his patients while alive. He will be missed dearly, Mr Ayeni said. May his soul rest in peace.



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