PRESS RELEASE Saturday, 9th May, 2020
Update on Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 in the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The hospital will commence the distribution of UCH customized face masks to staff early next week. The CMD, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo disclosed this and said other protective equipment will also be distributed to key officials in critical areas of our operations. Similarly, UCH designed and branded face shields will also be launched on Monday the 11th of May, 2020 at the hospital’s foyer.
The hospital wishes to announce that one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed among the staff of the hospital’s surgical services. The member of staff in question is in good health and is receiving the necessary support while the routine contact tracing and relevant infection control protocols instituted.
Consequently as at 4pm, Friday, 8th May, 2020, we have one new case of COVID-19 confirmed. The total number of COVID-19 patients that the Hospital has attended to is now 11 (eleven). Out of these, 6 (six) patients were managed as in-patients in the isolation unit or other locations in the Hospital, 2 (two) of which were discharged after being declared free from the virus from results of investigations done. One patient was however transferred to Lagos for further treatment. Regrettably, 2 (two) deaths occurred. Presently, there are 3 (three) active confirmed cases of COVID-19 being managed by staff of the Hospital. 1 (one) of these is on admission while the other two are being managed at home.
The University College Hospital, Ibadan will continue to render excellent care and services to all our patients. The Hospital equally enjoins everyone to abide by the required infection prevention and control measures such as physical distancing, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizers & face masks. We will continue to update the public accordingly. Stay safe.
UCH COVID-19 MEDIA TEAM