Thursday, April 9

COVID- 19: 70 year old woman tested negative for COVID- 19 dies a day after

A 70 year old woman who was suspected to have contacted the COVID-19, and was later tested in which her result came back negative, dies a day after. This unfortunate circumstances has lead the daughter of the 70 year old lady, who remains anonymous, to accusing the Enugu state Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) ,of handling her mother with negligence.
She aloso accused Enugu state government of being unprepared for the virus, as the outbreak of the virus was announced since December 2019.
She further disclosed that the isolation center her mother was isolated, was old and dilapidated. She wrote a letter to the Enugu state governor which was later posted on the social media.
The letter read: “I am writing on behalf of myself and family in regards to the 70-year-old woman suspected of the Covid-19 in Enugu published on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The patient who is my mother unfortunately passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 having tested negative to the aforementioned.
“She returned to Nigeria on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 after five months trip to the UK to visit her children. Whilst the health workers/officials at ESUTH/Parklane had to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against this virus, the manner and state at which they treated my mother was inhumane.

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