Kwara Professor, Kazeem Salami Who Concealed UK Returnee Coronavirus Patient To Be Prosecuted

Date: 07-04-2020 9:40 am (9 months ago) | Author: Adegbenga Ayinla
- at 7-04-2020 09:40 AM (9 months ago)

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has suspended Kazeem Salami, the professor and senior consultant accused of concealing vital information about a suspected COVID-19 in Kwara State

COVID-19 is the deadly respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. It has infected over a million people globally and caused over 60,000 deaths.

Report has it that the hospital authorities accused Mr Salami of concealing from his colleagues vital information on a suspected case who died at the hospital last Thursday.

The federal facility said the deceased had been on self-isolation on arrival to Ilorin prior to his presentation at the Accident and Emergency unit of the hospital
“on the advice of the professor who brought him.”

It said the information of self isolation
“was concealed from the frontline medical personnel at first contact in the A&E, an act that the hospital management considered unethical.”

The death of Muhideen Obanimomo, a 57-year-old UK returnee, generated controversies among Kwara residents, particularly in Offa, where he hailed from.

Although the state government earlier denied that it was a COVID-19 related case, the result of the samples taken showed that the wife of the deceased is positive for COVID-19

The state government announced that it recorded two cases, which were its index cases, on Monday evening.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, one of the infected persons is the wife of a patient, a UK returnee who died last Thursday, and the other is another UK returnee.


Meanwhile, in a statement issued by the hospital on Monday evening, David Odaibo, UITH director of administration, said the management approved Mr Salami’s suspension sequel to his conduct in the management of the COVID-19 patient.

Posted: at 7-04-2020 09:40 AM (9 months ago) | Gistmaniac