The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja has lost a nurse, Mrs Adenike Bakare, to COVID-19, The PUNCH reports
Bakare, who was an Assistant Director, Nursing Services, according to a source, died on Friday and was buried privately in Lagos the same day.
“No one is sure of her source of infection; LASUTH is not a designated treatment centre for COVID-19 but there have been admissions of COVID-19 patients in the hospital including her ward many times. But whether she got it at work or in the community, no one is sure,” the source said.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof Adetokunbo Fabamwo, confirmed the death in an interview with The PUNCH.
He said, “She worked in the critical care unit of the hospital. You need to speak with the head of that unit to get information about contact tracing regarding the death of Nurse Bakare.
“We don’t treat COVID-19 in LASUTH but there will be some that were admitted unknowingly and their tests will turn out positive later. There have been many like that.
RIP to her.