The management of LUTH sadly announces the death of Dr Emeka Chugbo, M/51 years due to COVID-19 infection.
He is to date the first doctor on record to die in Lagos from the Covid 19 disease which he seems to have contracted in the line of duty.
Dr Emeka was a Private Medical Practitioner in Lagos until his death. He had trained as a resident in LUTH about 20 years ago
He was brought to LUTH on account of COVID-19 infection in the evening of Sunday, 12th April 2020.
He had a history of contact with a returnee from Dubai who died a few days after the contact and was later discovered to be Covid19 positive.
Dr Chugbo was admitted immediately and commenced on treatment in our isolation unit.
Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated 2 days after admission.
He was confirmed dead in the early hours of Wednesday 15th April 2020.
Our hearts are with his family at this trying time and also with the medical community as a whole following this painful loss. It is a very sad development for us all.
May the Almighty God comfort his family, all health workers and the nation.
Prof. W. L. Adeyemo
For LUTH Management