Stop Going To Hospitals For Coronavirus Test– LUTH advises Nigerians
Stop Going To Hospitals For Coronavirus Test
Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), has advised the public to stop going to the hospital for suspected cases of coronavirus.
LUTH revealed there has been an upsurge in visitors as people now are visiting the hospital to request COVID-19 test
Adeyemo spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.
He stated that the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba, was the assigned centre to handle suspected coronavirus cases.
“There is need for the general public and private hospitals to know that cases suspected to be COVID-19 should be referred to IDH, Yaba, and NOT any general hospitals, LUTH or Federal Medical Centre FMC”, Adeyemo noted.
“They will be seen by the infectious disease experts at IDH and their samples will be taken for COVID-19 test.
“We are beginning to see patients coming individually to LUTH for COVID-19 test. This is not the protocol.”
Adeyemo futher added that the expert is the one to take the sample and send it to the designated laboratory.
“Patients should, therefore, desist from coming to the laboratory on their own for the test,” the CMAC chairman said.