Professor suspended for concealing suspected COVID-19 case

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Nigeria has suspended Kazeem Salami, the professor and senior consultant accused of concealing vital information about a suspected COVID-19 case in Kwara State, writes Alfred Olufemi for Premium Times.

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. Premium Times reported how the hospital authorities accused Salami of concealing from his colleagues vital information on a suspected case who died at the hospital.

The federal facility said the deceased, Muhideen Obanimomo, a 57-year-old UK returnee, had been in self-isolation on arrival in Ilorin prior to his presentation at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit of the hospital “on the advice of the professor who brought him”. It said the fact 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”.
Full report on the Premium Times site