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COVID-19: Woman Dies In Enugu Isolation Centre



The Enugu first suspected Coronavirus patient in the state isolation center has allegedly died.

Naija News learned that the 70-year-old woman died a day after the result of tests conducted on her at the Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State proved negative.

Meanwhile, the daughter to the deceased aged woman died over alleged abandonment by the hospital without any medical treatment. The lady who made the allegation via her twitter handle also wrote a protest letter to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

She also accused the staff of Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Colliery Parklane of wrong treatment and stigmatization.

Here is a tweet by Enugu Metropolitan network confirming the deceased’s daughter’s allegation.

However, the  Enugu state health workers have responded to the allegation of the deceased’s daughter’ of the 70-year-old woman who tested negative to coronavirus in Enugu later died due to this negligence.

The statement signed by a number of health workers reads: “The 70-year old woman was promptly received and interviewed by doctors without any form of stigmatization from them or other health workers.”

The health workers denied that negligence was the cause of the woman’s death.

Revealing her cause of death, they wrote: “She had hypertension, sugar issues and kidney disease which were poorly managed before her admission at the isolation centre. Her personal doctor, a specialist at the ESUTH Parklane, was also contacted and later went to the Isolation Centre with two other specialists to see this woman.

“Some important tests were done which showed the woman’s blood level was very low, hence needing transfusion.”

They added that even the woman’s son refused to donate blood for her and they had to source for it outside.They referred to the daughter’s allegations as “mischievous”

The statement continues: “We therefore state categorically that this allegation is false, mischievous and a clear case of ingratitude.”

They added: “Where was the daughter all this while the mother was sick and being managed. It will be candid of us to know that where the woman was managed was clean and not the picture that is circulating as seen above. May her soul rest in peace.”

Here  are the tweet to defend the allegations

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