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No COVID-19 case in C/River yet – UCTH

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No COVID-19 case in C/River yet – UCTH


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University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH

The management of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar, has said that there is no case of COVID-19 in the hospital.

It, however, confirmed that a patient was admitted into the designated isolation center in the hospital.

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (C-MAC) of the hospital, Prof. Ogbu Ngim, told newsmen in Calabar that a patient was brought into the casualty department of the hospital with some upper respiratory tract infections.

Ngim said that the patient was neither sneezing nor having fever, adding that the person did not show any of the symptoms relating to COVID-19.

He, however, said that standard protocols had to be observed.

“As you know, in this period, even if you have ordinary malaria, people will think it is COVID-19, which is not correct.

“However, we observed what we call universal precaution on any case and she was taken to an isolation centre.

“We have followed the universal…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper