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Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria – LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested
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Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria – LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, on Wednesday, warned Nigerians that the second wave of COVID-19 is deadlier than the first one. LUTH issued the warning in an advisory issued by its Chief Medical Director, Professor Chris Bode, He warned that the second wave of the virus is easily transmissible. Prof. Bode urged Nigerians to take all the COVID-19 protocols seriously, adding that the hospital may be overwhelmed if the spread does not stop. Part of statement read: “We have seen an upsurge of people treating malaria instead of going for COVID19 test. Most of the people that have died from the disease went to the hospital late for diagnosis and treatment. “This is to alarm the people but rather to alert us all to what is important and call on each person to do ag...
This Second Wave of COVID19 is Easily Transmitted and Deadlier – LUTH Warns
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This Second Wave of COVID19 is Easily Transmitted and Deadlier – LUTH Warns

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH has warned that the second wave of COVID19 is easily transmittable and deadlier than the first one. The hospital in an advisory issued by its Chief Medical Director, Professor Chris Bode, warned Nigerians to take very seriously all the COVID19 protocols. According to Professor Bode, the hospital has seen an upsurge of people treating malaria instead of going for COVID19 test. He said most of the people that have died from the disease went to the hospital late for diagnosis and treatment. Read the advisory below  
LUTH Dismisses Allegation Of Evicting Nursing Mothers Without Notice
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LUTH Dismisses Allegation Of Evicting Nursing Mothers Without Notice

'Some nursing mothers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday decried alleged inhuman treatment melted on them by the hospital management, claiming they were evicted from the hospital lodge without prior notice. Meanwhile, the hospital management has denied the allegation, saying, they were only protecting them from being exposed to COVID-19 as the area in question was being rearranged for COVID-19 patients’ management, In a video clip made available to Vanguard, the mothers alleged that the management of the hospital evicted them from a lodge which they pay on a daily basis to stay and watch over their babies. One of the mothers, who spoke to Vanguard under anonymity for fear of victimization, said that they were evicted from where they use to sleep without any...
Dr. Anu of Med Contour has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria
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Dr. Anu of Med Contour has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria

Dr Anu Adepoju has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria following multiple claims of malpractice and botched surgeries at her clinic, Med Contour. A number of women who went to Med Contour for cosmetic surgery complained about having complications that they still suffer from. One particular patient was rushed to LUTH and eventually died after being operated upon by Dr Anu. Earlier this year, LUTH petitioned the medical panel following the death of the victim of Dr Anu's procedure who died after being transferred to its hospital Also, this year, popular social media personality, Omotola Taiwo Temilade, popularly known as Omohtee, called Dr Anu out following a botched surgery that left her with complications. She has now been suspended from the medical profes...
LUTH Petitions Medical Panel after a patient who suffered a botched surgery by Dr Anu of Medcontour Died upon Being Transferred to LUTH
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LUTH Petitions Medical Panel after a patient who suffered a botched surgery by Dr Anu of Medcontour Died upon Being Transferred to LUTH

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has petitioned the Medical and Dental Practitioners' Investigation Panel to investigate Dr Anu Adepoju of Med Contour after a patient died in LUTH following a botched cosmetic surgery performed by Dr Anu. The management of LUTH accused Dr Anu of professional misconduct following the death of one Miss Nneka Onwuzuligbo, who developed complications after cosmetic surgery at Dr Anu's facility before dying at LUTH, after which Dr Anu tried to extricate herself by blaming LUTH for her death. In a petition dated June 11, 2020, and signed by LUTH's Director of Legal Services, O. O. Olajide, the hospital said Dr Anu Adepoju had continued to perform surgeries despite the fact that her facility was sealed off by the Lagos Stat...
3-month-old Baby allegedly Raped by an Unknown Person in Nasarawa
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3-month-old Baby allegedly Raped by an Unknown Person in Nasarawa

A 3-month-old baby is reportedly receiving surgical treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) after she was allegedly raped by a yet-to-be-identified person in Agodi community in Nasarawa state. DailyTrust reports that Maimuna Adam, mother of the victim, said the incident occurred at midnight of May 27, when she and other members of her family were asleep.  According to Maimuma, she left the door to their apartment open to allow fresh air come in.“The incident occurred on Wednesday 27 of last month when suddenly I woke up around 3am and found that my baby was missing. I checked my phone which was also close to me before I slept, but it was also missing,” Maimuna sa The distraught mum said she immediately raised an alarm and her neighbors and other members of the co...
Daughter Of Late Patient, Emmanuel Iwelumo  Wrongly Labelled COVID-19 Case In Lagos Speaks
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Daughter Of Late Patient, Emmanuel Iwelumo Wrongly Labelled COVID-19 Case In Lagos Speaks

Long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, many people will continue to remember the viral outbreak because of the pain inflicted on them as a result the loss of their loved ones. One of such is Nenelyn Iwelumo, daughter of the late Mr. Emmanuel Iwelumo, who died after being rejected by several hospitals in Lagos on suspicion of being infected with COVID-19. She shares the family’s ugly experience and pain in this report by Tessy Igomu Mr. Emmauel Iwelumo, a retiree residing in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, had quite an optimistic view about life and the Nigerian health care system. According to his only daughter, Nenelyn, this was the mindset he had even as death stared him in the face. As she mourns, she is certain her 63-year-old father had every chance to survive the sudden ailmen...
LUTH Reacts To 18-Year-Old Sales Girl Raped By Dispatcher
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LUTH Reacts To 18-Year-Old Sales Girl Raped By Dispatcher

Twitter users, @_Temitopebukola and @yiudiee, had yesterday alleged that an 18-year-old sales girl who was raped by a dispatcher, was refused PEP treatment by officials of LUTH, until pressing charges were dropped. LUTH however, has denied same: CORRECTING THE NARRATIVE : 18 YEAR OLD LADY ALLEGEDLY RAPED AND BROUGHT BY HER BOSS TO LUTH
COVID-19: Volunteers At LUTH Shut Operations Over Non-Payment Of Allowances
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COVID-19: Volunteers At LUTH Shut Operations Over Non-Payment Of Allowances

The lives of around one hundred covid-19 patients admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital isolation centres may now be in danger. That’s because the hospital’s team of voluntary responders shutdown operations on Saturday following the non-payment of special allowances for three months. TVC News gathered that several patients who were meant to be tested today to ascertain their status and find whether they would be discharged have now been called off. Not even a visit of the presidential task force to the hospital could assuage the workers as no concrete guarantees were obtained as to when the payments would be made. Lagos University Teaching Hospital is a frontline response facility in the war on the virus in Nigeria, given its location in the nation’s commercial...
LUTH Denies Conspiring With Patient’s Lover To Hide, Loot Him
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LUTH Denies Conspiring With Patient’s Lover To Hide, Loot Him

Following accusations by Mrs. Ngozi Adenuga who alleged that officials of LUTH had conspired with her mentally unwell brother's lover to steal from him. The Management of LUTH have responded; RE: SISTERS ALLEGE LUTH OFFICIALS CONSPIRED WITH BROTHER’S LOVER TO HIDE, LOOT HIM
22-year-old COVID-19 Patient Delivers Set of Twins in LUTH
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22-year-old COVID-19 Patient Delivers Set of Twins in LUTH

A 22-year-old COVID-19 patient delivered a set of twins, a boy and girl, via Caesarian section, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, today May 19. According to a statement released by LUTH, mother and babies are said to be doing fine. This is the fourth time LUTH medical team would deliver pregnant COVID-19 patients of their babies. The first patient was a 40-year-old woman who had a baby girl; the second was a 37-year-old woman who had a boy, while the third patient was a 33-year-old woman who was delivered of a boy.
15 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Lagos
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15 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Lagos

15 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos. According to a tweet shared on the state Ministry of Health's official Twitter handle, 9 females and 6 males, all Nigerians were discharged from the Yaba, LUTH & Agidingbi Isolation facilities today May 17. ''15 #COVID19Lagos patients; 9 females & 6 males, all Nigerians have been discharged from our Yaba, LUTH & Agidingbi Isolation facilities to reunite with the society. The patients; 9 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 1 from Agidingbi & 5 from LUTH Isolation Centres have fully recovered & tested negative to #COVID19 in two consecutive readings.'' the tweet read This brings to 623, number of confirmed cases that have been discharged in Lagos.
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26 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Lagos

Twenty-six more COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos. A statement released by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says of the 26 patients discharged, 13 of them are males while 13 others are females. ‘Good people of Lagos, today, 26 COVID-19 Lagos patients; 13 males and 13 females, all Nigerians, were discharged from our Yaba, Onikan and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation facilities to reunite with the society. ‘The patients, 6 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 11 from Onikan and 9 from LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged, haven fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings. ‘With this, the number of #COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos state ...
“LUTH Should Explain how Former Beauty Queen Nneka Died not me” – Dr Anu of Med Contour
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“LUTH Should Explain how Former Beauty Queen Nneka Died not me” – Dr Anu of Med Contour

Dr Anu of Med Contour has defended herself after being called out over alleged botched plastic surgeries she conducted and death of former beauty queen, Onwuzuligbo Miriam Nneka. In a new video, the self-acclaimed plastic surgeon lashed out at those calling her out over the death of the beauty queen, while also urging them to channel their grievances through appropriate channels instead of social media. Dr Anu also stated that Nneka never died at her plastic surgery clinic. Though she admitted that the late beauty queen underwent plastic surgery, she however added that she (Nneka) “walked” into Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) for pneumonia treatment. Watch her defend herself below; https://twitter.com/LailaIjeoma/status/1255777998399246336  
68-Year-Old Woman Welcomes Twins In Lagos
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68-Year-Old Woman Welcomes Twins In Lagos

A 68-year-old woman has been successfully delivered of twins (male and female) by doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). In a statement released by the Chairman of LUTH’s Medical Advisory Committee Prof. W. L. Adeyemo, it was gathered that the lady who got pregnant for the first time through In vitro fertilisation (IVF), gave birth to her babies on Tuesday April 14. She is said to be the ‘oldest verifiable’ first time mother in Nigeria and in Africa.  
Remove The Money I Make From Acting And From LUTH, I Still Will Not Be Broke – Jemima Osunde
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Remove The Money I Make From Acting And From LUTH, I Still Will Not Be Broke – Jemima Osunde

Nollywood actress Jemima Osunde has made it known job or not, she will never be broke. The actress who is also a doctor made this known during a live session on Instagram., According to her, without her job as an actress and as a doctor in LUTH, she still will not be broke. In her words; ” remove the money I make from acting, remove the money I make from LUTH, I will still not be broke.” The actress went on to state that her mum is a retired judge. Watch the video below;   View this post on Instagram   Take away the money I make from acting and my job at LUTH, I still won’t be broke - Actress #JemimaOsunde A post shared by Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) on Apr 9, 2020 at 12:20am PDT
Man who Tested Positive for COVID-19 in Lagos is Sent Home From Hospital over lack of bed space
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Man who Tested Positive for COVID-19 in Lagos is Sent Home From Hospital over lack of bed space

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital allegedly sent a coronavirus patient home because the hospital didn't have a bed space for him. According to SaharaReporters, the man named Emmanuel Benson (one of the men pictured above), had close contact with two persons that recently arrived Lagos from the United Kingdom. On March 21, Benson tested positive for coronavirus at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, but was allegedly told to go home by medical personnel. Benson, who had hoped to be quarantined and treated at LUTH, was asked to go back home over lack of bed space to admit him at the facility. SaharaReporters gathered that since the refusal of LUTH to admit Benson, he had returned home and continued his normal life. A friend of the man told the publicati...
Man Shares Experience Trying To Get Tested For Covid-19 In Lagos
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Man Shares Experience Trying To Get Tested For Covid-19 In Lagos

Today being 23 march 2020, I went to LUTH due to the appointment I have with the E.N.T doctor. When the time came for the Dr to see us the patients, she addressed us and asked everyone to go home due to the corona virus epidemic and how unprepared the hospital was to protect staff working there. She reveald that LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL does not have enough air ventilator, that LUTH only has about 15 ventilators and the nature of ENT clinic demands close contact with patients for thorough examination and she won't risk her life even if she has ventilators. She told us to either wait until the epidemic is over or go to NCDC and get tested for the virus assuring us that if an individual can get two negative result within 48hrs and bring the result for confirmation, then s...
Kokufundation To Take Care Of Ene, Unclad Emaciated Lady At Jubilee Bridge Ajah
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Kokufundation To Take Care Of Ene, Unclad Emaciated Lady At Jubilee Bridge Ajah

A severely malnourished Unclad woman allegedly dropped off by a car under Jubilee bridge in Ajah, Lagos. The woman's name has been given as Ene. She is reportedly HIV positive and has been taken to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH. Philanthropist Kokufoundation seeks permition from Nollywood actress, Keira Hewatch to take care of Ene. He wrote; I feel devastated and been so sober since morning! @keirahewatchofficial please, allow me to pick up this beautiful woman and take care of her Please
‘The Unclad Emaciated Lady At Jubilee Bridge Ajah Is HIV Positive’ – Solomon Buchi
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‘The Unclad Emaciated Lady At Jubilee Bridge Ajah Is HIV Positive’ – Solomon Buchi

An update on the severely malnourished Unclad woman allegedly dropped off by a car under Jubilee bridge in Ajah (read here), Lagos, has been given. The woman's name has been given as Ene. She is reportedly HIV positive and has been taken to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH. Twitter user Solomon Buchi gave the update, writing: Pls help. This is Ene. She is HIV positive. If you stay in Ajah, you’ll see her Unclad with people throwing stones and hurling insults at her. My friend rushed to take her from the road to LUTH, trying to get her medical care. LUTH is delaying. Pls retweet. We need to save her
Billionaire, Otedola Takes Over Veteran Actor, Sadiq Daba’s Medical Bills
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Billionaire, Otedola Takes Over Veteran Actor, Sadiq Daba’s Medical Bills

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has undertaken to take care of the medical bills of veteran actor, Sadiq Daba. Otedola disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday. Daba travelled to the United Kingdom in 2017 for the treatment of leukaemia and prostate cancer. He returned to Nigeria a few weeks after with reports that his situation was not as bad as feared. Two years after, the October 1 star was recently admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for what those close to him said was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “I heard about Mr. Sadiq Daba’s health condition when it was brought to my attention through an online news story I read two days ago,” Otedola said in his statement. “I was saddened to hear that he had taken ill again after overc...
Residents Discover Dead Baby Inside Lagos Canal
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Residents Discover Dead Baby Inside Lagos Canal

Officials of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government have evacuated the corpse of a newborn baby dumped inside the canal along Wuraola Street, Ladipo Oshodi area of Lagos. The corpse was later deposited at the morgue. The corpse, wrapped with baby shawl and pampers, was found in the canal by the residents of the street who alerted the local government. One of the residents, Mrs. Adigun Tawakalitu, who was among those who first saw the corpse, said the lifeless body of the infant was disposed in a manner that it would be easily noticed by every passerby. She said: “This is shameful and must not be encouraged as our youths now engage in promiscuity at free will. How can someone in her right senses do this type of thing? If their parents had done same to them would they have been alive? Mor...
A Sickler Shares How He Survives Sickle Cell Anemia
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A Sickler Shares How He Survives Sickle Cell Anemia

A sickler shares story on how he survives sickle cell anemia. Few days ago, we lost Uche. She was a gem, a warrior and an ever present member of the Sickle Cell Community. I remember it was this time last year. We got talking via the Sickle Cell WhatsApp group, she needed blood and I had a friend of mine come donate for her. It was then we got to know that we were both on admission in the same hospital (LUTH). She was in the female ward and I was in the male ward. Uche was super positive! She would wake me up with words of encouragement and would tell me to believe! That we would both win. Of course we did win! And we have won severally since then. But she didn’t get to win on this particular occasion. She lost it to the dreaded sickle cell. To you, Henry (whom we also lost a...
Woman Gives Birth To A Baby After 10 Years Of Pregnancy
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Woman Gives Birth To A Baby After 10 Years Of Pregnancy

There is a popular adage that says “whatever that does not break us will end up only making us stronger.” Mr. Abiodun Orebela and his wife, Lola, from Ogun State, stand today as living examples of the adage. This is because the couple who reside at No. 88 Maruwa Road, Satellite Town, Lagos, just had a baby after waiting for 10 years. There is no doubt that the painful experiences they passed through during the waiting period was meant to break them and strain their relationship built on mutual love and respect, but instead it ended up making their union stronger. How the problem began After their well-celebrated wedding in July 2007, the two had their first baby in the same year. It was when Lola became pregnant with the second baby that the problem began. Her bodily feelings ...
Family Of Murdered LUTH Doctor Cries Out Over Police Silence On The Investigation
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Family Of Murdered LUTH Doctor Cries Out Over Police Silence On The Investigation

Family of Stephen Urueye, the resident doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba who was stabbed to death by hoodlums, has cried out over the alleged silence by the police on the case. The family lamented that about seven weeks after the 25-year-old doctor was cruelly killed, the police had not called to update them on investigation into the murder. Late Urueye, who was supposed to finish his housemanship at LUTH in December 2019, was attacked on Thursday, April 4, around 9pm while he was seeing off a female friend along the Canal area a route near the College of Medicine campus said to be notorious for robbery attacks. The assailants reportedly stabbed him in the thigh while trying to dispossess him of his phone and ATM card. He died at the hospital in the early ho...
Police are doing Nothing – Family of Murdered LUTH Doctor Cries out
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Police are doing Nothing – Family of Murdered LUTH Doctor Cries out

Family of Stephen Urueye, the murdered LUTH doctor who was stabbed to death by hoodlums, has alleged that the Police are not taking further action on the case. In an interview with City Round, an elder sister of the deceased, Mrs Amina Wahab, lamented that about seven weeks after the 25-year-old doctor was cruelly killed, the police had not called to update them on investigation into the murder. She said: “We have not heard anything from the police. They have not contacted the family at all. We don’t know what happened to the suspects they arrested. We don’t know whether they have been released or not. “It is almost two months now, no information from the police; no justice. At least, we deserve to know what is happening. The bandits stabbed him near his private parts which...
Two Suspects In Police Net Over Killing Of UNILAG Medical Graduate, Stephen Urueye
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Two Suspects In Police Net Over Killing Of UNILAG Medical Graduate, Stephen Urueye

The Lagos police command says it has arrested two persons in connection with the killing of a medical graduate of the University of Lagos, Stephen Urueye, at the Idi Araba area of the metropolis, yesterday April 4th. Urueye had his convocation on Wednesday April 3rd. According to the Lagos police command, the two suspects, Gbadebo Jimoh and Malik Adeboye, were arrested by men of the Itire Police division. Both suspects were said to have specialised in snatching phones, money and other valuables in the idi-araba area, where the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is located. Both have been transferred to the state criminal investigation department at the Yaba area of Lagos for further investigation.
Update On Baba Suwe’s Health
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Update On Baba Suwe’s Health

Veteran actor and comedian Babatunde Omidina a.k.a Baba Suwe’sK health has improved and according to reports, the comic actor has just been discharged from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH after intense medical treatment. One of the campaigners for funds raising on behalf of the ailing actor,  Yomi Fabiyi confirmed this and he wrote in a statement. I can confirm to you that efforts to quickly stabilize and/or completely treat him to full wellness by medical experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) at the instance of Minister of Health are yielding positive results as Baba Suwe can now walk without the stick, less pain and he is getting better. If further theraphy are administered and medications adhered to, he will come out completely of the major a...
Baba Suwe’s First Son, Adesola Omidina Thanks Nigerians for Coming to his Father’s Aid
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Baba Suwe’s First Son, Adesola Omidina Thanks Nigerians for Coming to his Father’s Aid

Adesola Omidina, the first son of ailing Yoruba actor, Baba Suwe has written an open letter to Nigerians to thank them for coming to his father's aid. His letter comes just a few days after his dad got admitted to LUTH for treatment. See the full letter below... Dear Sir/Ma, It gives me great pleasure to express the gratitude of our family to every Nigerian/Baba Suwe's fans, Non-Nigerians home and abroad. Starting with my mother, His Excellency Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (Ori idobale ni mo wa sir), TAMPAN President & Members, Movie Marketers, Late Barrister Aturu & his wife, Mr. & Mrs Segun Rasco, Mr. & Mrs. Whesu (Awokoya) Pittsburgh, Mr. Kola Olotu, Mr. Yomi Fabiyi, Jamaica Hospital New York, Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos University Teaching Hospital...
Babatunde Omidina Has Been Admitted At The Lagos University Teaching Hospital
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Babatunde Omidina Has Been Admitted At The Lagos University Teaching Hospital

Ailing Nollywood actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has been admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Qed.ng has learned. The 60-year-old was taken to the hospital in Idi Araba, Lagos State on Friday. His admission was facilitated by the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) with the assistance of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Free Cleft Surgery At Lagos University Teaching Hospital
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Free Cleft Surgery At Lagos University Teaching Hospital

A cleft lip and/or palate is a birth defect (congenital) of the upper part of the mouth. A cleft lip creates an opening in the upper lip between the mouth and nose and a cleft palate occurs when the roof of the mouth has not joined completely. It can be repaired and it's not a death sentence or the handiwork of the 'village people' . If you know a friend, neighbour or relative that has a child that with cleft lip or palate, kindly inform them that surgery for the correction is free in LUTH. Yes, it is free! See the poster for more details.
LUTH strike: Doctors Cry Out over 3-months Unpaid Salaries
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LUTH strike: Doctors Cry Out over 3-months Unpaid Salaries

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Branch, has lamented over the non-payment of its members’ salaries by the hospital’s management in the last three months. It called on the Federal Government to come to the members’ aid to enable them end the strike, which took effect last Thursday. The hospital’s ARD President, Dr. Adewale Oba, in an interview with The Nation at the association’s secretariat in LUTH, Idi-Araba, said the non-payment of salaries has affected his members negatively. According to Oba, many resident doctors could no longer transport themselves to work, feed their families and take care of other basic things because their September, October and November salaries have not been paid. However, a statement by the Head, Cor...
How Nollywood Producer Chris Ekejimbe Died From Malaria Drug Overdose
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How Nollywood Producer Chris Ekejimbe Died From Malaria Drug Overdose

A new report coming out has indicated that Nollywood producer Chris Ekejimbe died from malaria drug overdose, Vanguard reports. Ekejimbe was rushed to LUTH on Tuesday when his condition became critical after he was allegedly given an overdose of malaria drug at another hospital. The drug was said to have damaged his red blood cell, causing the deceased to emaciate following which he patronized a pharmacist who Eyengho said was coming to his house to treat him. Ekejimbe passed on at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH. He was said to have battled acute malaria and typhoid fever for more than two months. The founding president of the Association of Nollywood Core Producers, ANCOP, Comrade Alex Eyengho said: “Chris became ill, while he was on location shooting h...
Driver Dies On The Spot As Truck Conveying Tomatoes Falls On Bus In Lagos (Photos)
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Driver Dies On The Spot As Truck Conveying Tomatoes Falls On Bus In Lagos (Photos)

A bus driver has reportedly ended up dead on the spot as a truck inventorying tomatoes collapses on his vehicle. The scene of the accident It has been reported that a truck transporting tinned tomatoes has fallen in a Lagos community, crushing a bus driver to death. Local reports show that the truck fell while trying to dodge at pothole at LUTH junction, Mushin, Lagos. The fatal accident happened in the early hours of Sunday, September 30, 2018. The truck driver, fearing mob action, fled following the incident. Eyewitnesses took to social media to break the news. See more photos below:
Pregnant Woman In Labour Dies Because Her Jehovah Witness Husband Refuse Her Taking Blood Transfusion
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Pregnant Woman In Labour Dies Because Her Jehovah Witness Husband Refuse Her Taking Blood Transfusion

A yet to be identified pregnant Jehovah Witness member who has been in labour for days died. Her death occurred due to her husband refusal for her to take in blood because of shortage. According to a Facebook user, her husband who is a member of Jehovah Witness church said it is against the doctrine of the church. The doctor who wanted to go ahead by force had to stop because the husband threatened to take it up with him in court. Read the full post below as shared by Ajayi Afolabi; So, I was at a General Hospital in Lagos while an heavily pregnant woman was rushed in on child labour. She was immediately taken to the theater and after some mins, one of the lead doctors came out to request for the husband of the pregnant lady. DOC: Your wife is short of blood. She needs an immediate blo...
1,000 Nigerians Die Annually Of Disease Epidemics – Ex-LUTH Chief
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1,000 Nigerians Die Annually Of Disease Epidemics – Ex-LUTH Chief

No fewer than 1,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of disease epidemics, a public health expert, Prof. Akin Osibogun, said on Saturday in Lagos. Osibogun, a former Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Lagos, disclosed this at the 8th annual symposium of the Health Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HEWAN). The symposium’s theme was “Emergency Response to Disease Outbreaks: The Way Forward in Nigeria’’. He said that the deaths were due to the leadership’s lack of political will and preparedness to combat disease epidemics in the country. Osibogun also said that it was unfortunate that Nigeria was still unprepared should the Ebola Virus Disease resurface in the country. ”Unfortunately, I will say no, Nigeria is still not prepared if Ebola Virus Disease resurfaces in the cou...
Fed Govt Revitalising 4,000 PHCs – Isaac Adewole
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Fed Govt Revitalising 4,000 PHCs – Isaac Adewole

To achieve Universal Health Coverage, the Federal Government says it is revitalising 4,000 Primary Healthcare Centres. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made the disclosure on Monday at a media parley held in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Muhammadu Buhari administration had on assumption of office promised to revitalise PHCs in the country to ensure qualitative and affordable healthcare delivery. Adewole said: “We have been very relentless and target-driven in pursuing the noble objective. “The president flagged off the revitalisation programme of PHCs on January 10, 2016. “We have secured international partnership to make the idea work. “Work is either completed or ongoing at 4,000 locations nationwide in PHC intervention sites. “The UK Government supported us wit...
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LUTH Discharges 3 Patients Admitted For Lassa Fever

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Prof. Bode Chris, yesterday said that some of the 150 persons with the index case who had been under surveillance are certified free and not under danger of developing the disease.Bode, who stated that some others still under surveillance could only be taken off the danger list after 21 days from the day of contact, however, said only Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, could declare the state Lassa fever-free.He said: “I can only speak for LUTH. I believe we have taken care of the virus. The three patients under admission, including the resident doctor who attended to the index case, have been discharged.”In another development, more Nigerians may die or become infected with Hepatitis B as the current global shortage of the vaccines, ...
Lassa Fever: Govt Should Improve Emergencies Preparedness – Researcher
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Lassa Fever: Govt Should Improve Emergencies Preparedness – Researcher

A medical researcher, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, has called on the three tiers of government to improve the level of emergencies preparedness and response to strengthening public health against burden of Lassa fever. Iwalokun, the Head of Immunology and Vaccinology Research Group, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos State, made the call on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. The medical researcher spoke on the outbreak of Lassa fever in Lagos State following which two persons have been confirmed dead. NAN reports that the Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, Prof. Chris Bode, had on Aug. 8 confirmed that two patients died of Lassa fever at the hospital. Bode, confirming the reports,...
Lassa Fever: Lagos Places 22 More Persons Under Surveillance
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Lassa Fever: Lagos Places 22 More Persons Under Surveillance

The Lagos State Government swelled the number of persons placed under surveillance over the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state by 22 yesterday, stating though, that none of the 100 workers of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) under watch since Tuesday had tested positive for the deadly disease. The fresh 22 were persons from Ikorodu who had contact with the index case and are currently under close observation, the Director of Disease Control, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Eniola Eniosho, said. He noted that the index case was originally being treated in Divine Grace Hospital, Imota, Ikorodu, where about 22 persons had direct contact with her, adding that such suspected cases had been put on close monitoring since the past two weeks. Stating this during a press ...
Three More LUTH Workers Test Positive For Lassa Fever
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Three More LUTH Workers Test Positive For Lassa Fever

Three health workers, out of the 100 that had contact with a pregnant woman who died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, have tested positive for the infection. LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, confirmed this at a joint briefing by the hospital’s management and officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health on Wednesday. Bode said the health workers had been admitted to the Isolation Ward at the teaching hospital alongside a female resident doctor who contracted the infection while conducting an autopsy on one of the index cases. The CMD also identified the second patient who died of the disease at the hospital as a sickle cell patient that was admitted on August 5. He added that the victim had just come in from a neighbouring s...
Lassa Fever: Four Placed Under Isolation In Yobe
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Lassa Fever: Four Placed Under Isolation In Yobe

Four persons have been placed under isolation in Yobe state over suspicion of the deadly Lassa fever. In Lagos, where two people died some days ago, the authorities of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have increased surveillance. Over 100 people are in the isolation ward of the hospital, while four are under survellaince in Yobe. Bello Kawuwa, Yobe state commissioner for health, disclosed this on Wednesday. Kawuwa told journalists in Damaturu, the state capital, that seven people were initially held, but three had been discharged after clinical analysis. The commissioner said though, earlier results did not indicate that the four people have Lassa fever, a second laboratory test would be carried out on them. “In July, about seven cases of suspected Lassa fever w...
Doctor, Others Infected As Lassa Fever Kills Two In Lagos
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Doctor, Others Infected As Lassa Fever Kills Two In Lagos

Two patients have died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos. LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, who confirmed the deaths on Tuesday, stated that a resident doctor who took part in the autopsy of one of the deceased was infected. He said that the doctor was receiving treatment at the Isolation Ward in LUTH and noted that two suspected cases were being followed up. According to him, the first case was detected in a 39-year-old pregnant woman who had a bleeding disorder following a still birth, while the second victim died within a few days of being admitted to the hospital. The hospital’s management explained that 100 hospital workers who had contact with the index patients were being monitored for the symptoms of the dise...
Delayed Salaries: Luth Resident Doctors Stage Protest
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Delayed Salaries: Luth Resident Doctors Stage Protest

It was a tense atmosphere at the gates of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Ara as the three main entrance gates of the hospitals were put under lock by the armed policemen following a protest by the health workers over unpaid salaries. The protest march which occurred yesterday, May 24, 2017, was staged by the members of the Joint House unions and the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) over the delayed salaries of its members. It was gathered that the entrance to the hospital was locked following an order from the Chief Security Officer of the facility in order to prevent the protesters from gaining entrance into the hospital facility. Speaking on the incident, the President of the LUTH chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Adebayo Sekumade, explained ...
1.8 Million Nigerians Suffering Glaucoma
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1.8 Million Nigerians Suffering Glaucoma

Disease second leading cause of blindness worldwide No fewer than 1.8 million Nigerians of over 40 years age suffer from glaucoma with almost 360,000 of them blind in both eyes. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye rises – if left untreated the patient may lose vision and even become blind. The Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Head Glaucoma Services and Acting Head of Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine/Lagos University Teaching Hospital (CMUL/LUTH), Idi-Araba, Dr. Adeola Onakoya, said yesterday at a press briefing to mark the World Glaucoma Week, March 12 to 16, 2017, that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and in Nigeria with a prevalence of 16.7 per cent, second only to cataract. Onakoya,...
Rosaline Meurer & Tonto Dikeh Wearing Similar Rings
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Rosaline Meurer & Tonto Dikeh Wearing Similar Rings

Nollywood actress and mother of one, Tonto Dikeh wore hers in the stunning photo she shared yesterday to mark International Women's Day. While Rosaline Meurer flaunted hers when she led Tonto Dikeh’s estranged husband’s foundation, Big Church Foundation on a charity visit to LUTH - Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Rosaline Meurer, Big Church Foundation Ambassador on Mother and Child, led the BCF team on a charity visit to the hospital after the foundation was contacted for support by an NGO that was catering for cancer patient, 2 year old baby Favour. The Foundation is headed by Olakunle Churchill. Some Nigerians think the rings were bought for the ladies by the same man.
Police Officers Allegedly Murder A Young Man In Lagos, Dump His Corpse At LUTH Mortuary
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Police Officers Allegedly Murder A Young Man In Lagos, Dump His Corpse At LUTH Mortuary

As shared by Profsam..... 'Kindly Share till it get to the notice of IG of Police Dear Inspector General of Police, Your men at Itire Police Station just murdered One Mr Nurudeen Aliyu who resides at 40 Aborisade Lawanson Itire Surulere who was arrested by the police for TWO fighting. His body has been deposited at Luth by the policemen at Itire Police Station.The DPO of Itire Police Station should know you can't cover this one up. Last year at this same police station a Police Inspector popularly called pastor killed a secondary school student and young guy around Oduduwa in Surulere. This police man walked free and still with the police echelon as we speak. The annoying thing is that I saw this pastor three weeks after the incident. He has been posted to Agege Police Station. ...
Mayowa Ahmed’s Saga: My Story – Toyin Aimakhu
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Mayowa Ahmed’s Saga: My Story – Toyin Aimakhu

Controversial Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu has released a statement on the #SaveMayowa case. *** In view of the recent happenings around Mayowa Ahmed’s ill health and the many allegations of fraud surrounding the funds raised, it has become imperative that I come clean by stating my side of the story and by implications, set the record straight. When I got wind of Mayowa’s sickness, I was moved to tears and immediately sought to know how I could help, hence my on-the-spot video which went viral as my genuine intervention. Indeed, I was overwhelmed by the quick response of well-meaning Nigerians to whom I will forever owe a debt of gratitude. But all this changed yesterday, Thursday 28th, July, when I went to the hospital in the morning to check as well as follow up on ...