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NAUTH sets to partner Anambra governor-elect
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NAUTH sets to partner Anambra governor-elect

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi says she is ready to partner with the Anambra State governor elect, Prof Charles Soludo. This fact was contained in a press release signed by the Chief Medical Dirctor/Chief Executive Officer of the health institution, Dr Joe Ugboaja. The CMD/CEO of NAUTH said "It is with immense pleasure and gratitude to God that I, on behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi congratulate our Governor- Elect Prof Chukwuma Soludo on his overwhelming success at the governorship election. "Sir, We are happy that God has ordained you as our Chief servant at this point in time because you are most eminently qualified to lead our state to the next level. "We are particularly impressed wit...
School of Nursing, NAUTH matriculates, caps 215
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School of Nursing, NAUTH matriculates, caps 215

The School of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi on Saturday matriculated and capped two hundred and fifteen student nurses. In her address, the principal of school, Mrs Joy C. Aralu said that the matriculants are drawn from the 2019, 2020 and 2021 sets of student nurses. She pointed out that the capped student nurses have passed through rigorous training for six months before being considered for matriculation. Mrs Aralu said that the NAUTH's School of Nursing is one of the best in the country and that the products of the school are quality materials who have been doing the institution proud. She noted that the school has started partnership with some health and research institutions in United States of America (USA) so as to enhance teaching a...
A new NAUTH is possible says CMD
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A new NAUTH is possible says CMD

By: Ifeoma Ejiofor The recently confirmed Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Dr Joseph Ugboaja has enjoined all the staff of the hospital to join him in the efforts to make the health institution one of the best five of such in the country. This request was part of Dr Ugboaja's 61st Independence day celebration message to the staffers of the hospital. The CMD observed that there is no doubt that it's is a trying period for everyone in view of the current security challenges in the state. He however called on all the members of NAUTH community to be extra vigilant and more security conscious. "The management will do all within its powers to ensure that the hospital is secured and safe for us. I am confident that none of...
NAUTH’s new CMD Prof Ugboaja, resumes work
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NAUTH’s new CMD Prof Ugboaja, resumes work

The newly confirmed Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State Prof Joseph Ugboaja has resumed work. The hospital community which has been keeping vigil for the arrival of the newly confirmed CMD surprised him with a colorful reception that featured music, dance and masquerade display. Prof Ugboaja and the chairman of the board of NAUTH, Mr Ezekiel Afukonyo did not disappoint the excited workforce as they danced to the melodious musical renditions during the occasion. The chairman of NAUTH's board, Mr Afukonyo while addressing the ecstatic staffers noted that struggle to enthrone the new CMD was actually a war between light and darkness. He reassured that the hospital would be better off with Prof Ugboaja on the sad...
NAUTH NARD joins nationwide strike
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NAUTH NARD joins nationwide strike

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi branch of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday joined the national strike embarked upon by the association. The President of NAUTH branch of NARD, Dr Golibe Ikpeze in an interaction with journalists said the branch joined the strike at 8:00am on Monday in compliance with the directive from the national body. Ikpeze said the striking doctors at the NAUTH had already left clinical services in the hands of the Consultants and others who are not members of the NARD. He explained that the patients were briefed about the development with the assurance that the Consultants were still on ground. "As members of the NARD, we ensure one hundred percent compliance to the strike which was the resolution...
Teaching Hospital’s School of Health Info matriculates 84
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Teaching Hospital’s School of Health Info matriculates 84

…as Head charges students on intensive academic work, not fashion displays The School of Information Health Management of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital(NAUTH), Nnewi has matriculated no fewer than eighty four students for its 2020/2021 session. The eighteenth matriculation ceremony of the school which took place at the weekend was part of the 2021 Health Information Week which kicked off at Metu Uzodike auditorium at the Teaching hospital. The head of the School of Information Management,(NAUTH), Mrs Uche Nwajagu, in her address said that the program was aimed at ensuring that the matriculants were informed about the standard set for the course by Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria. Mrs Nwajagu described Information Health Management as “a ...
School of Health Information Management, NAUTH matriculates 84
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School of Health Information Management, NAUTH matriculates 84

The School of Information Health Management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi Anambra State on Friday matriculated eighty four students for 2020/2021 session. The eighteenth matriculation ceremony of the school which was part of the 2021 Health Information Week took place at Metu Uzodike auditorium in the hospital. In an address she presented at the occasion, Head, School of Information Management,(NAUTH), Mrs Uche Nwajagu said that the program was aimed at ensuring that the matriculants are informed about the standard set for the course by Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria. Mrs Nwajagu described Information Health Management as a profession of dignity and integrity especially in class work. "I must reiterate that you are not here...
Re: Abuse of Due Process, Racketeering, Extortion, Graft and Celebration of corruption in NAUTH
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Re: Abuse of Due Process, Racketeering, Extortion, Graft and Celebration of corruption in NAUTH

Our attention has been drawn to a badly written press release from an unknown organisation that called her self Advocate of Good Governance of Nigeria, in which spurious allegations were levelled against the Management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) and the acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the institution. We wouldn't have glorify the faceless group with a reply to their unsigned press release, but we are constrained to do so to correct the erroneous impression the unknown group is trying to create among the members of the public in Nnewi and beyond. The group claimed to be made up of patients, staffs, staffs' relations and so on, yet none of the officers of sponsored group is bold enough to sign the tissue of paper rolled out to the public for the purp...
NAUTH Ag. CMD, Dr Ugboaja bags Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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NAUTH Ag. CMD, Dr Ugboaja bags Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Acting Chief Medical director of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Dr Ugboaja Joe has been promoted to an Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. This was announced at the senate meeting of the University that held Wednesday, 24th February 2021. Dr Ugboaja Joseph was previously a senior lecturer of the University. Reacting to the promotion, Dr Ugboaja thanked God for his benevolence and thanked all who assisted him to attain the position especially his teachers.
Dr Joseph Ugboaja: Transformation beckons at NAUTH, Nnewi
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Dr Joseph Ugboaja: Transformation beckons at NAUTH, Nnewi

By: Emeka Anthony In the post independence Nigeria, one of the pollutant viruses that have dealt a deadly blow to the prosperity of the public service in the nation is the sacrifice of competence on the altar of clique, godfatherism, religious affiliation and personal relationships. Many institutions that got afflicted with such viruses end up bleeding from the effects of maladministration, mediocre performance and distractions that not only derail the institutional objectives but make a whole mess of the development trajectory of such institutions. At Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, (NAUTH) Nnewi , this is the time  to ensure that the tertiary health institution named after the Great Zik of Africa takes its sure footing as a hospital designed in its visi...
COVID-19: Don’t politicise Dr Martin’s death, NAUTH management warns
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COVID-19: Don’t politicise Dr Martin’s death, NAUTH management warns

The management of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital(NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State, under the leadership of Prof Anthony Igwegbe has warned that the death of Dr. Martins Ifeanyichukwu, Associate Professor of Laboratory Sciences and Immunology in the hospital, should not be politicised. Dr. Martins Ifeanyichukwu died on his way to Irruah hospital in Edo State, on Monday, January 11, after about two weeks battle with COVID-19. NAUTH management in a statement said that the hospital tried its best to keep him stable before referring him to Irruah. "The death of Dr martins is devastating to us all, and we ask God to accord his soul an eternal rest as we console the family he left behind. However, his death has paved the way for some individuals to attack principal managemen...
2nd wave of Covid-19: Our isolation center, other measures ready -NAUTH
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2nd wave of Covid-19: Our isolation center, other measures ready -NAUTH

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic should not be a source of worry to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) and its host communities since measures are already put in place to contain it while members of the public are expected to play their own part. This was the submission of the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the health institution, Dr Joseph Ugboaja, yesterday, who insisted that there was nothing to worry about as there was high level of preparedness on ground. Dr Ugboaja said in an interview that all the things activated to fight the pandemic in the first wave were already in place, assuring that more measures would be added as an outcome of research findings based on the experience of the first wave of the pandemic. He noted that at t...
CMAC, NAUTH Dr Ugboaja Joe bags management fellowship  awards
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CMAC, NAUTH Dr Ugboaja Joe bags management fellowship awards

The CMAC, NAUTH Dr Ugboaja Joe on Wednesday 25th November, 2020 at Rock View hotel Abuja, received the highly coveted award of the Fellow, Institute of Management consultants of Nigeria( FIMC) after completing the prescribed courses. Dr Ugboaja Joe, who has previously received an award of Associate member of IMC last year at ASCON in Badagry, Lagos was adjudged qualified for the highest award of the body based on his excellent track record in the management of a public enterprise as the CMAC of NAUTH. His certificate reads "The Board of trustees and the Governing Council of Institute of Management Consultants this day elect Dr Ugboaja Joseph as FELLOW in recognition of an outstanding academic and professional standing, and demonstrated commitment to creating, maintaining, extending ...
New NAUTH will decongest temp site – CMD
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New NAUTH will decongest temp site – CMD

The permanent site of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State would decongest the already overstretched temporary site, the Chief Medical Director, Professor Anthony Igwegbe has said. Stakeholders of the health institution drawn from its management as well as the people of Nnewi, Ozubulu and Oraifite on whose land the hospital's permanent site was located had shown their resolve to make the relocation realizeable soon with an appeal to government, corporate organizations and individuals to come to their aid. Speaking at the stakeholders meeting at the permanent site, yesterday, the Chief Medical Director, Professor Anthony Igwegbe noted that with the erection of structures by government, group and individual efforts the level of preparedness of ...
CMAC of NAUTH, Dr Ugboaja Joe Celebrates Igwe Nnewi At 95
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CMAC of NAUTH, Dr Ugboaja Joe Celebrates Igwe Nnewi At 95

By: Isaac Ojo The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Dr Ugboaja Joe has congratulated the Nnewi paramount monarch, Igwe Dr KON Orizu 111 on the occasion of his 95th birthday. Dr Ugboaja in his congratulatory message to the highly revered monarch made available to journalists said Igwe Nnewi's approach to life and issues has made him a distinguished royal father not just in Nigeria but in the entire Africa. "Igwe Nnewi is blessed with uncommon wisdom, energy and unique ideals that has created the environment for the transformation of the industrial town. "Igwe Dr KON Orizu has carried himself as father to everyone in Nnewi irrespective of where they come from, this of course has provided the needed atmosphere...
Ugboaja Calls For More Partnership As Medical Activities Continue At NAUTH Perm Site
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Ugboaja Calls For More Partnership As Medical Activities Continue At NAUTH Perm Site

By: Isaac Ojo The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State, Dr Joe Ugboaja has again called on affluent and public spirited individuals to come and partner with the health institution in her bid to give quality medicare to the patients. Dr Ugboaja Joe who heads the hospital committee on movement to the permanent site and played a key role in facilitating the movement to the permanent site said that the responsibility of giving quality health care to the people cannot and should not be left for the government alone to shoulder. The CMAC during an interaction with journalists at the permanent site of the hospital gave an open invitation to wealthy persons and corporate organizations to visit NAUTH's perm ...
NAUTH Community Welcomes Igwe Nnewi To Perm Site, as activity begins
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NAUTH Community Welcomes Igwe Nnewi To Perm Site, as activity begins

The Staff and patients of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, on Tuesday played host to the traditional ruler of Nnewi, HRM, Igwe Dr KON Orizu 111, Obis of Uruagu, Umudum and Nnewichi as well as some titled chiefs, NAUTH'S board chairman and members and the hospital management. Earlier, the NAUTH's board chairman, Chief Ezekiel Irimiya , the Chief Medical Director (CMD) Prof Anthony Igwegbe, members of board and management arrived the permanent and were conducted round the facilities at the NAUTH permanent site by the CMAC, Dr Ugboaja Joe, who is the Chairman of the hospital Committee on movement to the permanent site. In his welcome address during an interaction with the oldest monarch in Africa, the CMD, Prof Igwegbe said that the movement to the permanent s...
NAUTH Nnewi Permanent Site Bubbles To Life
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NAUTH Nnewi Permanent Site Bubbles To Life

After over two decades of inactivity, the permanent site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, (NAUTH Nnewi, Anambra State on Monday came to life as some departments of the health institution moved in. It was indeed an exciting experience for the staffers of the hospital and their patients who were obviously happy to be part of the historical and epoch making event. Nwaja Gloria Onyinye of the Nursing department said that it was a thing of joy to part of the movement to the permanent site. She pointed out that the movement to the perm site was indeed a new beginning for NAUTH even as she commeneded the Management of the hospital for the giant step of moving the health institution forward. Rev Fr (Engr) Chetenna Jude Chukwuneke of St Camillus de Lellis Chaplaincy, Col...
NAUTH Nnewi Begins Movement To Perm Site On 5th October   -CMAC
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NAUTH Nnewi Begins Movement To Perm Site On 5th October -CMAC

Isaac Ojo The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of NAUTH Nnewi, Dr Ugboaja Joe has sent hearty felicitations to NAUTH Staff during an interactive session with members of the press as Nigeria marked her 60th anniversary. The CMAC used the opportunity of the independence celebration to appreciate members of staff of the hospital for their commitment to duty. ''I want to use this opportunity to appreciate all members of staff of NAUTH especially the front line staff for their commitment to duty, even in the face of the pandemic. I greatly appreciate your gallant and noble efforts in saving lives and improving health and I'm sure posterity will not forget you." He noted. The CMAC, who is the Chairman of the Hospital Committee on Movement to the Permanent site revealed that the m...
Sheathe your swords to save, NAUTH CMD begs striking JOHESU
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Sheathe your swords to save, NAUTH CMD begs striking JOHESU

Chief Medical Director of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe on Thursday appealled to the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) members to return to work to save lives. He regretted that the strike had crippled activities at the health institution, explosing patients to unecessary danger. Speaking to reporters in Nnewi, the CMD expressed doctors readiness to carry out their duties, but said they needed complementary services of other health workers to ensure wholistic services were rendered to patients. He explained that some of the patients whose cases could not be handled by the available doctors were referred to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka or elsewhere for medical att...
COVID-19: We’re ready to go to prison than return to work without our allowance – JOHESU
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COVID-19: We’re ready to go to prison than return to work without our allowance – JOHESU

Medical activities were on Monday paralysed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra state following a 7-day warning strike by Joint Health Sector Unions over non-payment of Covid-19 hazard allowance which the striking workers said federal government had promised them. Speaking on behalf of the union, Chairman of the NAUTH chapter, Mr Ikenna Anahalu regretted federal government compromise over the agreement reached with the union, saying only some members of the unions were paid 10 percent instead of the agreed 50 percent while many were not paid anything at all. He said his members have vowed that they would rather go to prison than return to their duty posts until government paid every Kobo owed them. He said, "There were preferential treatment...
Health union NAUTH petitions NASS over delayed allowances, other rights
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Health union NAUTH petitions NASS over delayed allowances, other rights

Joint Health Sector Union, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi chapter, Anambra State has petitioned the House of Representatives Committee on Health over several demands being denied its members. The body in its 8-point demands signed by Chairman of the chapter, Mr Anahalu Ikenna and Secretary, Charles Nwoye appealed to the committee to cause federal government to release funds to pay arrears of differentials for 2015, 2016 and 2017 promotion allowances to their members. It complained that the payment of April and May 2018 were still withheld, urging the committee to pressurize the Federal Ministry of Health and Labour to pay the money. The union also urged the committee to intervene over release of more funds for the completion of the NAUTH permanent site...
Dr Joseph Ugboaja Decries Politicization Of Issues Of Covid-19
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Dr Joseph Ugboaja Decries Politicization Of Issues Of Covid-19

By: Isaac Ojo The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), who is also the Chairman, clinical services and training as well as Chairman, Covid-19 taskforce of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State Dr Joseph Ugboaja has warned against politicization of issues of Covid-19. Dr Ugboaja dropped the warning during his weekly press briefing at the hospital. Isaac Ojo brings the details. Except:*The world was recently jolted when a Nigeria trained doctor said she has been able to heal over 300 patients with hydroxychloroquin, what do you think about this development?* Yeah, the video presentation that is trending. Its unfortunate that the whole issue of the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of covid-19 has assumed a political dimensi...
COVID-19: 15 positive cases out of 152 samples in NAUTH
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COVID-19: 15 positive cases out of 152 samples in NAUTH

A total of 15 positive cases from the 152 samples sent for COVID-19 tests have been recorded in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra state. The institution's Chief Medical Director, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe dropped the hint after receiving the medical items including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and disposables by the professionals known as 100 Igbos USA Incorporated. He further disclosed that a staff who recently contracted the virus is currently receiving treatment at the hospital's isolation centre and would be soon discharged. "Yes the most recent case we have is a cleaner in the hospital, who was admitted for COVID-19. The patient is responding very well to treatment and will soon be discharged. Igwegbe recalled the challenge the ins...
NAUTH staff down with Covid-19
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NAUTH staff down with Covid-19

By: Isaac Ojo A staffer of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State, (Names withheld) has contacted covid-19. The patient who was said to be admitted into the Accident and Emergency (A/E) unit for six days after she got involved in an accident is a cleaner in the hospital. An impeccable source from the hospital said the patient showed some symptoms of Covid-19 and her sample was taken for test. The result of the Covid-19 test conducted on her specimen was said to come out yesterday positive. Our source said doctors, nurses and other staffers who had contact with the patient have been directed by the hospital management to embark on self isolation. "We are worried, the staffers who were directed to go on self isolation are still seeing in t...
We’re unaware of NAU late Provost’s health challenge – Anambra govt
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We’re unaware of NAU late Provost’s health challenge – Anambra govt

…accuses him of resorting to self treatment Anambra State Government said it was not aware of the health challenge of Provost of College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus, Prof Onochie Udemezue before his demise. It said its officials only became aware after the professor had died. Udemezue died about a week ago of diabetes and COVID-19-related complications. In a memo to Governor Willie Obiano by a top government official, obtained by our correspondent, the state alleged that the body of the deceased was brought secretly to NAUTH when his case had become very bad, adding that it was not reported to the state government rapid response team. It further accused the late professor of treating himself in his private clinic. The memo read in part, “P...
We don’t want trouble, but we demand justice over our son’s death – late Provost family tells NAUTH
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We don’t want trouble, but we demand justice over our son’s death – late Provost family tells NAUTH

Family of late Provost of College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Professor Okwudili Udemezue has expressed worry over the controversy that trailed the death of their son. Udemezue was reported to have died of COVID-19 complications, even while the results of the test was being awaited. The family said they had been in the dark since the death was announced, saying their inability to see result of his sample test has been a source of worry to them. The family's spokesman, Sir Orji Udemezue in a chat with newsmen on Saturday in Nnewi, in company of family head, Chief Ogochukwu Udemezue said they demanded a definite information including independent test on the late Professor's sample. He said, "Prof. Udemezue was alleged to have died ...
No cause for alarm over Covid-19 patient in NAUTH, says CMD
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No cause for alarm over Covid-19 patient in NAUTH, says CMD

Chief Medical Director, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Anambra State, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe on Monday said there was no cause for alarm over the reported first recorded case of Covid-19 patient in the hospital. Igwegbe who stated this in Nnwi while confirming the report, said the case did not warrant sending the health workers on self isolation as the situation was handled professionally. He said the patient was brought to the hospital last Wednesday and his specimen on suspicion, taken to test which turned out to be positive as declared by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). He added that the patient, an Onitsha-based business man was immediately moved to one of the isolation centres in the state for appropriate care. He said, "NAUTH recorded ...
NAUTH refutes death of COVID 19 suspect rumour
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NAUTH refutes death of COVID 19 suspect rumour

The Chief Medical Director of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, Professor Anthony Igwegbe has debunked a news report that the hospital last Sunday recorded one death of Coronavirus patient. He described the report as falsehood, saying that the hospital had never recorded any single positive case for Covid-19 since the pandemic started let alone death as all tests so far had returned negative. The CMD said the hospital under the coordination of Anambra State team of epidemiologists and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)had been running tests on suspected patients all this while with none of the samples returning positive. He wondered why a case of death of a Coronavirus victim would be reported on the hospital without verifi...