COVID-19: LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Not Shut Down – Management

COVID-19: LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Not Shut Down – Management


Authorities of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH) Osogbo has described as misinformation a claim by an Online publication that the hospital has been shut down due to two of its doctors testing positive to COVID-19.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mr Ayodele Adeyemo stated that the hospital is bustling with its normal activities unhindered.

Setting the record straight, Adeyemo stated that: “On Thursday June 18, a man came to the Ophthalmology clinic with a referral letter from a hospital in Lagos. The referral letter stated that the man was also suspected of possible COVID-19 infection. The man who brought referral from Lagos did not have interactions with the hospital’s medical personnel nor was there any arrangement for surgery for him.

“It is, therefore, an outright falsehood that any of the hospital’s doctors or medical staff contacted any infection from a patient that was instantly referred to the State’s Isolation centre in Asubiaro.
Information had it that the said patient later tested negative at the isolation centre where he was taken into”.

He, however, admitted that two doctors on special assignments with Osun State COVID-19 Control Team at a point were infected but have since tested negative.

“There are no COVID-19 patients in LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo nor was any of its medical personnel infected by the virus through patients attending the clinics or on admission.

“The hospital is running its services without any disruption and there is no panic of any sort.

“It is not true that Lautech Teaching Hospital Osogbo has been shut down under any guise or circumstance. The Accident and Emergency ward, Labour Ward, AnteNatal, Theatre, Laboratories, In-patient Wards, and other ancillaries are in full streams delivering required services uninterrupted 24/7” He concluded.


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