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Covid-19: Hospital Suspends Prof. Alakija for hiding coronavirus patient

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Management of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has suspended Prof. Kazeem Alajika for unethical conduct.

The suspension is contained in a statement issued by its Director of Administration, David Odaibo.

According to UITH, Prof. Salami was suspended for alleged unethical conduct in the admission, management and eventual release of the corpse of a suspected COVID-19 patient.

The patient died in the hospital on April 3.

The UITH accused the consultant of allegedly concealing the travel history of the deceased.

It alleged that Salami, a specialist in infectious diseases, brought the deceased to the hospital and told the management that the patient only has history of abdominal discomfort and stooling, following the ingestion of rotten pineapples.

According to the statement, the patient was admitted and managed as a case of “food poisoning” and the patient later died in the early hours of the following day.

The suspended Professor admitted a suspected case of Coronavirus into the Hospital and released the Corpse to the family

Prof. Kazeem shielded the Kwara State index case, thereby endangering lots of nurses, doctors, patients and other health care workers.

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