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NAUTH Gets 2nd COVID-19 CASE



By Isaac Ojo

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi now has its second confirmed covid 19 case.

This fact was contained in a release signed by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Prof Anthony Igwegbe.

“I wish to bring  to your notice that we have recorded a second  confirmed Covid-19 case. 

“The patient, a photographer, resident in Akokwa, Imo State is a known case of auto hemolytic anaemia being managed by the Haematology Unit. He was admitted into A/E on the 24th of May. He  subsequently developed symptoms suggestive of covid-19 infection.

“Samples were taken and sent to ISTH Irrua for testing. The result released today showed he tested positive to COVID -19. 

Prof Igwegbe said that the management has met with all the units involved in the management of the case and instituted the appropriate measures in terms of self isolation for our staff, and contact tracing has commenced. 

The NAUTH CMD said the patient has been moved to the treatment center in Onitsha. 

Prof Igwegbe reassured that the management will continue to take appropriate measures in protecting the members of staff of the hospital especially the front line staff during this pandemic.

“Please do adopt the Universal standard precautions in carrying out your duties.” He concluded

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