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  •  The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH on Wednesday celebrated the African culture with members of staff exhibiting traditional attires peculiar to different ethnic groups in the country The cultural day celebration held at the hospital s premises at Idi Araba in Lagos was part of activities to commemorate LUTH at 60 Speaking LUTH s Board Chairman Alhaji Isa Bello Sali said that LUTH was an old institution and a good health care provider in the country Sali said that Nigeria would continue to be united noting that diversity was the key thing He said that unity in diversity was very important and hoped that Nigeria would use the diversity to develop the country According to him national integration is a product of unity in diversity Also speaking the Chief Medical Director CMD of LUTH Prof Chris Bode said there was every reason to celebrate Bode who was represented by Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC said that every tribe was represented in LUTH and had always worked together in unity He said that there had never been any ethnic problem in LUTH hence the need for the institution to showcase that He said that four ethnic groups from the Southsouth Southeast Southwest and Northern region would display their dances foods among other things and that there would be a winner According to him the institution has to appreciate all stakeholders who have contributed to LUTH s development and reward members of staffs whether retired or still in service Also Dr Babajide Grillo Director of Administration LUTH said that LUTH was celebrating its members of staffs achievements and future Grillo said that LUTH had turned diversities into opportunities He said that the diversities were there but in brotherhood the institution stands NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LUTH celebrates African culture, showcases nation’s varied traditional attires
     The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH on Wednesday celebrated the African culture with members of staff exhibiting traditional attires peculiar to different ethnic groups in the country The cultural day celebration held at the hospital s premises at Idi Araba in Lagos was part of activities to commemorate LUTH at 60 Speaking LUTH s Board Chairman Alhaji Isa Bello Sali said that LUTH was an old institution and a good health care provider in the country Sali said that Nigeria would continue to be united noting that diversity was the key thing He said that unity in diversity was very important and hoped that Nigeria would use the diversity to develop the country According to him national integration is a product of unity in diversity Also speaking the Chief Medical Director CMD of LUTH Prof Chris Bode said there was every reason to celebrate Bode who was represented by Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC said that every tribe was represented in LUTH and had always worked together in unity He said that there had never been any ethnic problem in LUTH hence the need for the institution to showcase that He said that four ethnic groups from the Southsouth Southeast Southwest and Northern region would display their dances foods among other things and that there would be a winner According to him the institution has to appreciate all stakeholders who have contributed to LUTH s development and reward members of staffs whether retired or still in service Also Dr Babajide Grillo Director of Administration LUTH said that LUTH was celebrating its members of staffs achievements and future Grillo said that LUTH had turned diversities into opportunities He said that the diversities were there but in brotherhood the institution stands NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LUTH celebrates African culture, showcases nation’s varied traditional attires
    General news2 months ago

    LUTH celebrates African culture, showcases nation’s varied traditional attires

    The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Wednesday celebrated the African culture, with members of staff exhibiting traditional attires peculiar to different ethnic groups in the country.

    The cultural day celebration, held at the hospital’s premises at Idi-Araba in Lagos, was part of activities to commemorate LUTH at 60. Speaking, LUTH’s Board Chairman, Alhaji Isa Bello Sali, said that LUTH was an old institution and a good health care provider in the country.

    Sali said that Nigeria would continue to be united noting that diversity was the key thing.

    He said that unity in diversity was very important and hoped that Nigeria would use the diversity to develop the country.

    According to him, national integration is a product of unity in diversity.

    Also speaking, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH,  Prof. Chris Bode said  there was every reason to celebrate.

    Bode, who was represented by Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), said that every tribe was represented in LUTH and had always worked together in unity.

    He said that there had never been any ethnic problem in LUTH, hence, the need for the institution to showcase that.

    He said that four ethnic groups from the Southsouth, Southeast, Southwest and Northern region would display their dances, foods among other things and that there would be a winner.

    According to him, the institution has to appreciate all stakeholders who have contributed to LUTH’s development and reward members of staffs whether retired or still in service.

    Also Dr Babajide Grillo, Director of Administration, LUTH, said that LUTH was celebrating its members of staffs, achievements and future.

    Grillo said that LUTH had turned diversities into opportunities.

    He said that the diversities were there but in brotherhood, the institution stands.


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  •  Rotimi Kareem a doctor of Physical Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH on Wednesday urged health workers to always maintain good postures to enhance their health Kareem delivered a lecture titled Postural Challenges Barrier to Productive and Active Service Life organised by LUTH The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lecture is the first in the series of lectures to celebrate LUTH at 60 The therapist noted that the complications and consequences of poor postures were detrimental to the wellbeing of health personnel He identified some of them as low back pain increased disability among workers spinal joint dysfunction degenerative joint diseases and pot belly among others He said Our active life today is public service our body must align or respond well to the force of gravity We must imbibe the culture of repositioning ourselves well when we are not well positioned and when we carry out our various duties Posture is everything about our life as humans whether we are sitting standing or sleeping because they all reflect different postures The benefits of good posture helps to reduce risk of joint pain stress reduction it enhances confidence among others It is important that as we care for others we should also care for ourselves so that we will not fall victim of the same sickness our patients are going through he said Prof Chris Bode the Chief Medical Director of LUTH said the lecture was very paramount to the wellbeing of staff members Bode represented by Chairman Medical Advisory Committee Prof Wasiu Adeyemo said it was very vital for health workers to be fit to carry out their duties effectively If you are not fit you cannot take care of your patients we care about our staff that is why we came up with this first lecture which has to do with our health he said More lectures that will be of help to our personnel will come up in the course of the LUTH 60 celebration he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LUTH at 60: Physiotherapist tasks health workers on good posture
     Rotimi Kareem a doctor of Physical Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH on Wednesday urged health workers to always maintain good postures to enhance their health Kareem delivered a lecture titled Postural Challenges Barrier to Productive and Active Service Life organised by LUTH The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lecture is the first in the series of lectures to celebrate LUTH at 60 The therapist noted that the complications and consequences of poor postures were detrimental to the wellbeing of health personnel He identified some of them as low back pain increased disability among workers spinal joint dysfunction degenerative joint diseases and pot belly among others He said Our active life today is public service our body must align or respond well to the force of gravity We must imbibe the culture of repositioning ourselves well when we are not well positioned and when we carry out our various duties Posture is everything about our life as humans whether we are sitting standing or sleeping because they all reflect different postures The benefits of good posture helps to reduce risk of joint pain stress reduction it enhances confidence among others It is important that as we care for others we should also care for ourselves so that we will not fall victim of the same sickness our patients are going through he said Prof Chris Bode the Chief Medical Director of LUTH said the lecture was very paramount to the wellbeing of staff members Bode represented by Chairman Medical Advisory Committee Prof Wasiu Adeyemo said it was very vital for health workers to be fit to carry out their duties effectively If you are not fit you cannot take care of your patients we care about our staff that is why we came up with this first lecture which has to do with our health he said More lectures that will be of help to our personnel will come up in the course of the LUTH 60 celebration he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LUTH at 60: Physiotherapist tasks health workers on good posture
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    LUTH at 60: Physiotherapist tasks health workers on good posture

    Rotimi Kareem, a doctor of Physical Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),  on Wednesday urged health workers to always maintain good postures to enhance their health.

    Kareem delivered a lecture titled, “Postural Challenges: Barrier to Productive and Active Service Life’’ , organised by LUTH.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lecture is the first in the series of lectures  to celebrate LUTH at 60. The therapist noted that the complications and consequences of poor postures were detrimental to the wellbeing of health personnel.

    He identified some of them as: low back pain, increased disability among workers, spinal joint dysfunction, degenerative joint diseases and pot belly among others.

    He said: “Our active life today is public service, our body must align or respond well to the force of gravity.

    “We must imbibe the culture of repositioning ourselves well, when we are not well positioned and when we  carry out our various duties.

    “Posture is everything about our life as humans whether we are sitting, standing or sleeping because they all reflect different postures.

    “The benefits of good posture helps to reduce risk of joint pain, stress reduction, it enhances confidence among others.

    “It is important that as we care for others, we should also care for ourselves, so that we will not fall victim of the same sickness our patients are going through,” he said.

    Prof. Chris Bode, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, said the lecture was very paramount to the wellbeing of staff members.

    Bode, represented by Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, said it was very vital for health workers to be fit to carry out their duties effectively.

    “If you are not fit, you cannot take care of your patients, we care about our staff, that is why we came up with this first lecture which has to do with our health,” he said.

    “More lectures that will be of help to our personnel will come up in the course of the LUTH@60 celebration,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Rotimi Kareem a doctor of Physical Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH on Wednesday urged health workers to always maintain good postures to enhance their health Kareem delivered a lecture titled Postural Challenges Barrier to Productive and Active Service Life organised by LUTH The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lecture is the first in the series of lectures to celebrate LUTH at 60 The therapist noted that the complications and consequences of poor postures were detrimental to the wellbeing of health personnel He identified some of them as low back pain increased disability among workers spinal joint dysfunction degenerative joint diseases and pot belly among others He said Our active life today is public service our body must align or respond well to the force of gravity We must imbibe the culture of repositioning ourselves well when we are not well positioned and when we carry out our various duties Posture is everything about our life as humans whether we are sitting standing or sleeping because they all reflect different postures The benefits of good posture helps to reduce risk of joint pain stress reduction it enhances confidence among others It is important that as we care for others we should also care for ourselves so that we will not fall victim of the same sickness our patients are going through he said Prof Chris Bode the Chief Medical Director of LUTH said the lecture was very paramount to the wellbeing of staff members Bode represented by Chairman Medical Advisory Committee Prof Wasiu Adeyemo said it was very vital for health workers to be fit to carry out their duties effectively If you are not fit you cannot take care of your patients we care about our staff that is why we came up with this first lecture which has to do with our health he said More lectures that will be of help to our personnel will come up in the course of the LUTH 60 celebration he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LUTH at 60: Physiotherapist tasks health workers on good posture
     Rotimi Kareem a doctor of Physical Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH on Wednesday urged health workers to always maintain good postures to enhance their health Kareem delivered a lecture titled Postural Challenges Barrier to Productive and Active Service Life organised by LUTH The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lecture is the first in the series of lectures to celebrate LUTH at 60 The therapist noted that the complications and consequences of poor postures were detrimental to the wellbeing of health personnel He identified some of them as low back pain increased disability among workers spinal joint dysfunction degenerative joint diseases and pot belly among others He said Our active life today is public service our body must align or respond well to the force of gravity We must imbibe the culture of repositioning ourselves well when we are not well positioned and when we carry out our various duties Posture is everything about our life as humans whether we are sitting standing or sleeping because they all reflect different postures The benefits of good posture helps to reduce risk of joint pain stress reduction it enhances confidence among others It is important that as we care for others we should also care for ourselves so that we will not fall victim of the same sickness our patients are going through he said Prof Chris Bode the Chief Medical Director of LUTH said the lecture was very paramount to the wellbeing of staff members Bode represented by Chairman Medical Advisory Committee Prof Wasiu Adeyemo said it was very vital for health workers to be fit to carry out their duties effectively If you are not fit you cannot take care of your patients we care about our staff that is why we came up with this first lecture which has to do with our health he said More lectures that will be of help to our personnel will come up in the course of the LUTH 60 celebration he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LUTH at 60: Physiotherapist tasks health workers on good posture
    General news3 months ago

    LUTH at 60: Physiotherapist tasks health workers on good posture

    Rotimi Kareem, a doctor of Physical Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),  on Wednesday urged health workers to always maintain good postures to enhance their health.

    Kareem delivered a lecture titled, “Postural Challenges: Barrier to Productive and Active Service Life’’ , organised by LUTH.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lecture is the first in the series of lectures  to celebrate LUTH at 60. The therapist noted that the complications and consequences of poor postures were detrimental to the wellbeing of health personnel.

    He identified some of them as: low back pain, increased disability among workers, spinal joint dysfunction, degenerative joint diseases and pot belly among others.

    He said: “Our active life today is public service, our body must align or respond well to the force of gravity.

    “We must imbibe the culture of repositioning ourselves well, when we are not well positioned and when we  carry out our various duties.

    “Posture is everything about our life as humans whether we are sitting, standing or sleeping because they all reflect different postures.

    “The benefits of good posture helps to reduce risk of joint pain, stress reduction, it enhances confidence among others.

    “It is important that as we care for others, we should also care for ourselves, so that we will not fall victim of the same sickness our patients are going through,” he said.

    Prof. Chris Bode, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, said the lecture was very paramount to the wellbeing of staff members.

    Bode, represented by Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, said it was very vital for health workers to be fit to carry out their duties effectively.

    “If you are not fit, you cannot take care of your patients, we care about our staff, that is why we came up with this first lecture which has to do with our health,” he said.

    “More lectures that will be of help to our personnel will come up in the course of the LUTH@60 celebration,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prematurity is one of the most common causes of deaths in newborns says Chinyere Ezeaka a Professor of Paediatrics Ezeaka who is of the College of Medicine University of Lagos UNILAG said this while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday at an event to mark the 2020 World Prematurity Day The event which took place at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba had its theme as Together For Babies Born Too Soon Caring For the Future Ezeaka said that other causes of deaths in newborns also called neonatal deaths included failure to breathe at birth and severe infections at birth These three conditions put together actually contribute up to 80 per cent of deaths in the newborn Why are we worried about deaths in newborns in Nigeria the MDGs have passed And now we are looking at the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs The newborns contribute up to 32 per cent of all the deaths in the under five so when we talk about under five mortality and morbidity we should know that they include deaths within the newborn period These are the neonatal period These are the babies in the first one month the first 28 days of life and they take a big toll in these under five deaths Unless we tackle these problems we may not be able to achieve the SDGs which are within the next 10 years According to her the 2030 projections have shown that unless Nigeria expedites reorientation or moves very quickly to reduce deaths within the newborn period it may not attain the goals She said that projections were that at the rate Nigeria was going it may take 110 years for the country and the whole of Sub Saharan Africa to reach the level where the high income countries have reached Ezeaka said that the management of premature babies starts right from the deliveries This section takes a lot of planning and dedication starting with working very closely with the obstetrics departments who are with the mother And working together to be sure that the mother is okay she said The professor said that LUTH was also using the occasion to celebrate a set of quadruplets three boys and one girl that the department delivered successfully in October 2020 According to her teamwork made the delivery successful with support from management and the facilities including dedicated nursing team doctors obstetrics team and everybody The first one stayed 42 days another one stayed for 45 days One stayed 50 days because they had random moments of time You see the breathing sometimes you have the freedom and sometimes you have an infection that you treat The smallest one was the one that stayed the longest 74 days she said Earlier Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC LUTH commended the LUTH team for their dedication Adeyemo said that the department had the support of management and would always be part of the solution Edited By Vivian Ihechu Source NAN
    Prematurity, most common cause of deaths in newborns— Peadiatrician
     Prematurity is one of the most common causes of deaths in newborns says Chinyere Ezeaka a Professor of Paediatrics Ezeaka who is of the College of Medicine University of Lagos UNILAG said this while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday at an event to mark the 2020 World Prematurity Day The event which took place at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba had its theme as Together For Babies Born Too Soon Caring For the Future Ezeaka said that other causes of deaths in newborns also called neonatal deaths included failure to breathe at birth and severe infections at birth These three conditions put together actually contribute up to 80 per cent of deaths in the newborn Why are we worried about deaths in newborns in Nigeria the MDGs have passed And now we are looking at the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs The newborns contribute up to 32 per cent of all the deaths in the under five so when we talk about under five mortality and morbidity we should know that they include deaths within the newborn period These are the neonatal period These are the babies in the first one month the first 28 days of life and they take a big toll in these under five deaths Unless we tackle these problems we may not be able to achieve the SDGs which are within the next 10 years According to her the 2030 projections have shown that unless Nigeria expedites reorientation or moves very quickly to reduce deaths within the newborn period it may not attain the goals She said that projections were that at the rate Nigeria was going it may take 110 years for the country and the whole of Sub Saharan Africa to reach the level where the high income countries have reached Ezeaka said that the management of premature babies starts right from the deliveries This section takes a lot of planning and dedication starting with working very closely with the obstetrics departments who are with the mother And working together to be sure that the mother is okay she said The professor said that LUTH was also using the occasion to celebrate a set of quadruplets three boys and one girl that the department delivered successfully in October 2020 According to her teamwork made the delivery successful with support from management and the facilities including dedicated nursing team doctors obstetrics team and everybody The first one stayed 42 days another one stayed for 45 days One stayed 50 days because they had random moments of time You see the breathing sometimes you have the freedom and sometimes you have an infection that you treat The smallest one was the one that stayed the longest 74 days she said Earlier Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC LUTH commended the LUTH team for their dedication Adeyemo said that the department had the support of management and would always be part of the solution Edited By Vivian Ihechu Source NAN
    Prematurity, most common cause of deaths in newborns— Peadiatrician
    Health2 years ago

    Prematurity, most common cause of deaths in newborns— Peadiatrician

    Prematurity is one of the most common causes of deaths in newborns, says Chinyere Ezeaka, a Professor of Paediatrics.Ezeaka, who is of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (UNILAG), said this while addressing newsmen in Lagos  on Tuesday at an event to mark the 2020 World Prematurity Day.The event which took place at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, had its theme as  “Together For Babies Born Too Soon: Caring For the Future’’.Ezeaka said that other causes of deaths in newborns, also called neonatal deaths, included failure to breathe at birth and severe infections at birth.“These three conditions put together actually contribute up to 80 per cent of deaths in the newborn.“Why are we worried about deaths in newborns in Nigeria, the MDGs have passed?. And now we are looking at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“The newborns contribute up to 32 per cent of all the deaths in the under- five, so when we talk about under-five mortality and morbidity, we should know that they include deaths within the newborn period.“These are the neonatal period. These are the babies in the first one month, the first 28 days of life and they take a big toll in these under-five deaths.“Unless we tackle these problems, we may not be able to achieve the SDGs which are within the next 10 years’’.According to her, the 2030 projections have shown that unless Nigeria expedites reorientation or moves very quickly to reduce deaths within the newborn period, it may not attain the goals.She said that projections were that at the rate Nigeria was going,  it may take 110 years for the country  and the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa to reach the level where the high income countries have reached.Ezeaka said that the management of premature babies starts right from the deliveries.“This section takes a lot of planning and dedication, starting with working very closely with the obstetrics departments who are with the mother.“And working together to be sure that the mother is okay,’’ she said.The professor said that LUTH was also using the occasion to celebrate a set of quadruplets (three boys and one girl) that the department delivered successfully in October 2020.According to her, teamwork made the delivery successful with support from management and the facilities including dedicated nursing team, doctors, obstetrics team and everybody.“The first one stayed 42 days, another one stayed for 45 days. One stayed 50 days because they had random moments of time.“ You see the breathing, sometimes you have the freedom and sometimes you have an infection that you treat.“The smallest one was the one that stayed the longest 74 days,’’ she said.Earlier, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), LUTH, commended the  LUTH team for their dedication.Adeyemo said that the department had the support of management and would always be part of the solution.Edited By: Vivian Ihechu Source: NAN

  •  Giving hope to pregnant COVID 19 patients LUTH in giant stridesNews Agency of Nigeria Medical team at Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH with twins delivered by a mother who tested positive to COVID 19 Photo Source LUTHofficialWith an estimated 6 4 million babies to be born in Nigeria during the Novel Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic many expectant women who should be glad at the figure have rather become apprehensive The figure released by the United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF shows that the babies will be born up to 40 weeks from March 11 when COVID 19 was recognised as a pandemic Although the World Health Organisation WHO maintains that at present there is no evidence that pregnant women are at higher risk of severe illness than the general population pregnant women in Nigeria are bothered about bringing life during a pandemic considering the associated risks strained healthcare and fear of infection Before the outbreak of COVID 19 high quality and timely maternal healthcare services were deficient inaccessible or unaffordable for thousands of women in Nigeria a factor that contributes to maternal mortality in the country To exacerbate trepidation reports of pregnant COVID 19 patients who died in Ekiti Jigawa and Ogun states went viral on social media and the mainstream media UNICEF warns that about 6 800 more maternal deaths could occur in Nigeria in six months as the COVID 19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system We have made steady progress in reducing preventable child and maternal deaths in Nigeria over the last 20 years It would be devastating if that progress is lost or reversed for Nigerian families communities and the country as a whole Peter Hawkins UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria says Nigeria s maternal mortality ratio of 512 per 100 000 live births as contained in the National Demographic and Health Survey 2018 Report shows no major reduction from the 545 per 100 000 live births in the NDHS 2013 Report With this it becomes important to provide lifesaving support to pregnant women especially COVID 19 positive ones Among those who have taken up the challenge of giving hope to pregnant women who tested positive for COVID 19 is a multidisciplinary team of obstetricians anaesthetists neonatologists nurses psychiatrists and infectious disease control experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba Some members of medical team in charge of pregnant COVID 19 patients delivery at LUTH Photo Source Oluwafunke IsholaThe team of specialists has delivered five COVID 19 pregnant women of babies including a set of twins Prof Chinyere Ezeaka of the Neonatology Unit Department of Paediatrics College of Medicine University of Lagos believes that COVID 19 infection is not a death sentence even for pregnant women Ezeaka a member of the team of LUTH specialists however regrets that many pregnant women because of fear of stigmatisation are avoiding antenatal care and child delivery in hospitals Some are delivering in their houses calling nurses to come and treat them at home while some use traditional and religious centres for delivery I am using this opportunity to appeal to pregnant women to stop devising various means of avoiding hospitals They should attend antenatal clinics and come to hospital to deliver babies with the help of skilled birth attendants Ezeaka urges Affirming that being pregnant and positive for COVID 19 is not the end of the world or a reason to despair she notes that medical practitioners have successfully delivered pregnant COVID 19 patients of their babies Highlighting measures that will assist Nigeria to achieve safe delivery for pregnant COVID 19 patients Ezeaka advises that every state should have a designated centre for treating and delivering pregnant COVID 19 patients The professor says a dedicated centre for pregnant COVID 19 patients is the best practice globally arguing that not all COVID 19 treatment centres can take deliveries COVID 19 will be a threat for a while I would advise proper planning coordination and communication at the national state and local levels to ensure effective response There must be the full protocol for antenatal pre delivery care centres for birth should be well equipped with full monitoring theatre and diagnostic equipment for mothers and babies There should be plans for where the stable babies with symptomatic mothers will be and also plans for babies that might test positive designated and isolated areas should be created she urges On the pregnant COVID 19 patients at LUTH Dr Christian Makwe Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist discloses that four of them were asymptomatic According to Makwe their COVID 19 status was detected based on their exposure and contact with people who tested positive for the virus Makwe Delivery Coordinator Pregnant COVID 19 Patients LUTH says however that the fifth patient exhibited symptoms of COVID 19 coughing fever and breathlessness On whether all pregnant COVID 19 patients should be restricted to Caesarean Section CS for delivery Makwe says the delivery option should be individualised One of the patients had done two Caesarean Sections automatically she doesn t qualify for vaginal delivery Another patient had done a fibroid surgery For the multiple birth the first baby was breech and was blocking the birth canal definitely such a delivery has to be CS he says According to the obstetrician one of the patients requested for CS saying she didn t want to go through the stress of vaginal delivery For the fifth patient her symptoms were worsening and we felt it might compromise the baby s status we had to conduct the delivery preterm 37th week to save her and the baby Makwe says vaginal delivery will be done for COVID 19 patients who request for it and whose medical conditions are deemed clinically satisfactory All the babies delivered tested negative and their clinical status stable Makwe adds Team of LUTH specialists with one of the pregnant women who tested positive to COVID 19 Photo source LUTHofficialAccording to him LUTH Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department is committed to eliminating maternal morbidity and mortality He however says that the department needs better facilities to function more effectively He urges governments to invest more in maternal and child care noting that maternal health neonatal morbidity and mortality are indices used to measure a country s health status The healthcare team is willing and has demonstrated the capacity we just need the support Provide us with more PPE equipment and make everything standard and we will see more people join the fight against COVID 19 he adds According to one of the five pregnant COVID 19 positive women each patient s experience differs I was not sick throughout and I tested negative to the virus in less than two weeks The medical personnel were very kind understanding and supportive However facilities in the hospital are very poor Imagine being in a room without air conditioners and the doctors performing surgery dripping with sweat in their PPE It is not a good experience the hospital management and government should improve facilities in LUTH she urges The survivor also calls for improvement in the way patients COVID 19 status is being relayed to them According to her she was traumatised at the news until medical personnel at an isolation centre counselled and encouraged her Dr Olutola Olatosi Consultant Anaesthetist is however confident that the medical team establishes rapport with patients and allays their fears He adds that patients are monitored through telemedicine to provide psychosocial support and ensure their wellbeing On the anaesthetic techniques deployed for surgery for pregnant COVID 19 patients Olatosi reveals that regional based techniques are used According to him the techniques have better post operation outcomes and rapid recovery among patients He calls for an urgent increase in the number of anaesthetists in the country as a strategy to reduce maternal mortality He notes that there are about 200 specialist anaesthetists serving Nigeria and about 600 undergoing training It is important that we grow the number if we are to reduce the rate of maternal mortality because most patients with complications will require surgical interventions and safe anaesthesia We have to address that with emphasis on manpower development because some patients will present with COVID 19 and other co existing medical problems It is an existential challenge for us to provide critical care he adds He appeals to the Federal Government to support LUTH with more critical care equipment options that will enable it to function efficiently toward saving more lives Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee LUTH points out that oxygen is critical in the management and survival of patients with severe cases of COVID 19 Adeyemo emphasises that oxygen saves lives adding that its provision is a critical component for emergency respiratory resuscitation globally Mr Rotimi Dada Head of Theatre Nurses is of the opinion that implementation of Infection Prevention and Control IPC and other safety measures for healthcare workers and patients is of great importance to the team Dada urges that the hospital s IPC Committee should map out the dedicated theatre and delivery area and decide on work flows for a unidirectional area Corroborating Makwe says proper training of every member of the team on IPC wearing and removal of PPE and emphasis on hygiene are done constantly to reduce exposure of health workers and patients to infections We have a dedicated operating space and we streamline the number of operational staffs in the operating room to reduce the number of people that might be exposed to infection We place a priority on IPC because it is key We know that if we have a member of the team infected it will demoralise other members and affect our capacity to function effectively he argues On the role of the pharmacy department in supporting delivery of pregnant COVID 19 patients Mrs Olabisi Opanuga Head of Pharmacy Department LUTH says the department must always be on ground to ensure the medical team gets all the required supplies for a successful operation We give the patients medications depending on their comorbidities She is however worried at the challenge in getting Personal Protective Equipment PPE for health workers on the frontline of the fight against COVID 19 She notes that PPEs are scarce and expensive The procedure itself for normal Cesarean Section is N65 000 but the PPE to be worn by health workers is over N300 000 she says Opanuga appeals to the Federal Government to intervene through adequate funding Local production of PPE should be explored and encouraged with the government providing financial support Nigerians are ingenious we should be able to produce standard PPE which will help to reduce cost she urges Dr Tunji Akintade Chairman Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria is optimistic that concerted efforts will save more pregnant COVID 19 patients and their babies Akintade advises that advocacy and awareness should be sustained to enlighten pregnant women and the general public on the preventive measures against the virus pending discovery of a vaccine Analysts hail Nigeria s giant steps in the fight against COVID 19 particularly in giving hope to pregnant patients They urge more support for health workers and institutions to achieve a stronger response END If used please credit the writer and the agency
    Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides
     Giving hope to pregnant COVID 19 patients LUTH in giant stridesNews Agency of Nigeria Medical team at Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH with twins delivered by a mother who tested positive to COVID 19 Photo Source LUTHofficialWith an estimated 6 4 million babies to be born in Nigeria during the Novel Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic many expectant women who should be glad at the figure have rather become apprehensive The figure released by the United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF shows that the babies will be born up to 40 weeks from March 11 when COVID 19 was recognised as a pandemic Although the World Health Organisation WHO maintains that at present there is no evidence that pregnant women are at higher risk of severe illness than the general population pregnant women in Nigeria are bothered about bringing life during a pandemic considering the associated risks strained healthcare and fear of infection Before the outbreak of COVID 19 high quality and timely maternal healthcare services were deficient inaccessible or unaffordable for thousands of women in Nigeria a factor that contributes to maternal mortality in the country To exacerbate trepidation reports of pregnant COVID 19 patients who died in Ekiti Jigawa and Ogun states went viral on social media and the mainstream media UNICEF warns that about 6 800 more maternal deaths could occur in Nigeria in six months as the COVID 19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system We have made steady progress in reducing preventable child and maternal deaths in Nigeria over the last 20 years It would be devastating if that progress is lost or reversed for Nigerian families communities and the country as a whole Peter Hawkins UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria says Nigeria s maternal mortality ratio of 512 per 100 000 live births as contained in the National Demographic and Health Survey 2018 Report shows no major reduction from the 545 per 100 000 live births in the NDHS 2013 Report With this it becomes important to provide lifesaving support to pregnant women especially COVID 19 positive ones Among those who have taken up the challenge of giving hope to pregnant women who tested positive for COVID 19 is a multidisciplinary team of obstetricians anaesthetists neonatologists nurses psychiatrists and infectious disease control experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba Some members of medical team in charge of pregnant COVID 19 patients delivery at LUTH Photo Source Oluwafunke IsholaThe team of specialists has delivered five COVID 19 pregnant women of babies including a set of twins Prof Chinyere Ezeaka of the Neonatology Unit Department of Paediatrics College of Medicine University of Lagos believes that COVID 19 infection is not a death sentence even for pregnant women Ezeaka a member of the team of LUTH specialists however regrets that many pregnant women because of fear of stigmatisation are avoiding antenatal care and child delivery in hospitals Some are delivering in their houses calling nurses to come and treat them at home while some use traditional and religious centres for delivery I am using this opportunity to appeal to pregnant women to stop devising various means of avoiding hospitals They should attend antenatal clinics and come to hospital to deliver babies with the help of skilled birth attendants Ezeaka urges Affirming that being pregnant and positive for COVID 19 is not the end of the world or a reason to despair she notes that medical practitioners have successfully delivered pregnant COVID 19 patients of their babies Highlighting measures that will assist Nigeria to achieve safe delivery for pregnant COVID 19 patients Ezeaka advises that every state should have a designated centre for treating and delivering pregnant COVID 19 patients The professor says a dedicated centre for pregnant COVID 19 patients is the best practice globally arguing that not all COVID 19 treatment centres can take deliveries COVID 19 will be a threat for a while I would advise proper planning coordination and communication at the national state and local levels to ensure effective response There must be the full protocol for antenatal pre delivery care centres for birth should be well equipped with full monitoring theatre and diagnostic equipment for mothers and babies There should be plans for where the stable babies with symptomatic mothers will be and also plans for babies that might test positive designated and isolated areas should be created she urges On the pregnant COVID 19 patients at LUTH Dr Christian Makwe Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist discloses that four of them were asymptomatic According to Makwe their COVID 19 status was detected based on their exposure and contact with people who tested positive for the virus Makwe Delivery Coordinator Pregnant COVID 19 Patients LUTH says however that the fifth patient exhibited symptoms of COVID 19 coughing fever and breathlessness On whether all pregnant COVID 19 patients should be restricted to Caesarean Section CS for delivery Makwe says the delivery option should be individualised One of the patients had done two Caesarean Sections automatically she doesn t qualify for vaginal delivery Another patient had done a fibroid surgery For the multiple birth the first baby was breech and was blocking the birth canal definitely such a delivery has to be CS he says According to the obstetrician one of the patients requested for CS saying she didn t want to go through the stress of vaginal delivery For the fifth patient her symptoms were worsening and we felt it might compromise the baby s status we had to conduct the delivery preterm 37th week to save her and the baby Makwe says vaginal delivery will be done for COVID 19 patients who request for it and whose medical conditions are deemed clinically satisfactory All the babies delivered tested negative and their clinical status stable Makwe adds Team of LUTH specialists with one of the pregnant women who tested positive to COVID 19 Photo source LUTHofficialAccording to him LUTH Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department is committed to eliminating maternal morbidity and mortality He however says that the department needs better facilities to function more effectively He urges governments to invest more in maternal and child care noting that maternal health neonatal morbidity and mortality are indices used to measure a country s health status The healthcare team is willing and has demonstrated the capacity we just need the support Provide us with more PPE equipment and make everything standard and we will see more people join the fight against COVID 19 he adds According to one of the five pregnant COVID 19 positive women each patient s experience differs I was not sick throughout and I tested negative to the virus in less than two weeks The medical personnel were very kind understanding and supportive However facilities in the hospital are very poor Imagine being in a room without air conditioners and the doctors performing surgery dripping with sweat in their PPE It is not a good experience the hospital management and government should improve facilities in LUTH she urges The survivor also calls for improvement in the way patients COVID 19 status is being relayed to them According to her she was traumatised at the news until medical personnel at an isolation centre counselled and encouraged her Dr Olutola Olatosi Consultant Anaesthetist is however confident that the medical team establishes rapport with patients and allays their fears He adds that patients are monitored through telemedicine to provide psychosocial support and ensure their wellbeing On the anaesthetic techniques deployed for surgery for pregnant COVID 19 patients Olatosi reveals that regional based techniques are used According to him the techniques have better post operation outcomes and rapid recovery among patients He calls for an urgent increase in the number of anaesthetists in the country as a strategy to reduce maternal mortality He notes that there are about 200 specialist anaesthetists serving Nigeria and about 600 undergoing training It is important that we grow the number if we are to reduce the rate of maternal mortality because most patients with complications will require surgical interventions and safe anaesthesia We have to address that with emphasis on manpower development because some patients will present with COVID 19 and other co existing medical problems It is an existential challenge for us to provide critical care he adds He appeals to the Federal Government to support LUTH with more critical care equipment options that will enable it to function efficiently toward saving more lives Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee LUTH points out that oxygen is critical in the management and survival of patients with severe cases of COVID 19 Adeyemo emphasises that oxygen saves lives adding that its provision is a critical component for emergency respiratory resuscitation globally Mr Rotimi Dada Head of Theatre Nurses is of the opinion that implementation of Infection Prevention and Control IPC and other safety measures for healthcare workers and patients is of great importance to the team Dada urges that the hospital s IPC Committee should map out the dedicated theatre and delivery area and decide on work flows for a unidirectional area Corroborating Makwe says proper training of every member of the team on IPC wearing and removal of PPE and emphasis on hygiene are done constantly to reduce exposure of health workers and patients to infections We have a dedicated operating space and we streamline the number of operational staffs in the operating room to reduce the number of people that might be exposed to infection We place a priority on IPC because it is key We know that if we have a member of the team infected it will demoralise other members and affect our capacity to function effectively he argues On the role of the pharmacy department in supporting delivery of pregnant COVID 19 patients Mrs Olabisi Opanuga Head of Pharmacy Department LUTH says the department must always be on ground to ensure the medical team gets all the required supplies for a successful operation We give the patients medications depending on their comorbidities She is however worried at the challenge in getting Personal Protective Equipment PPE for health workers on the frontline of the fight against COVID 19 She notes that PPEs are scarce and expensive The procedure itself for normal Cesarean Section is N65 000 but the PPE to be worn by health workers is over N300 000 she says Opanuga appeals to the Federal Government to intervene through adequate funding Local production of PPE should be explored and encouraged with the government providing financial support Nigerians are ingenious we should be able to produce standard PPE which will help to reduce cost she urges Dr Tunji Akintade Chairman Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria is optimistic that concerted efforts will save more pregnant COVID 19 patients and their babies Akintade advises that advocacy and awareness should be sustained to enlighten pregnant women and the general public on the preventive measures against the virus pending discovery of a vaccine Analysts hail Nigeria s giant steps in the fight against COVID 19 particularly in giving hope to pregnant patients They urge more support for health workers and institutions to achieve a stronger response END If used please credit the writer and the agency
    Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides
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    Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides

    Giving hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients: LUTH in giant strides

    News Agency of Nigeria

    Medical team at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) with twins delivered by a mother who tested positive to COVID-19. Photo Source: @LUTHofficial

    With an estimated 6.4 million babies to be born in Nigeria during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many expectant women who should be glad at the figure have rather become apprehensive.

    The figure released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows that the babies will be born up to 40 weeks from March 11, when COVID-19 was recognised as a pandemic.

    Although, the World Health Organisation (WHO) maintains that, at present, there is no evidence that pregnant women are at higher risk of severe illness than the general population, pregnant women in Nigeria are bothered about bringing life during a pandemic, considering the associated risks, strained healthcare and fear of infection.

    Before the outbreak of COVID-19, high-quality and timely maternal healthcare services were deficient, inaccessible or unaffordable for thousands of women in Nigeria, a factor that contributes to maternal mortality in the country.

    To exacerbate trepidation, reports of pregnant COVID-19 patients who died in Ekiti, Jigawa and Ogun states went viral on social media and the mainstream media.

    UNICEF warns that about 6,800 more maternal deaths could occur in Nigeria in six months as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system.

    “We have made steady progress in reducing preventable child and maternal deaths in Nigeria over the last 20 years.

    “It would be devastating – if that progress is lost or reversed – for Nigerian families, communities and the country as a whole,” Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, says.

    Nigeria’s maternal mortality ratio of 512 per 100,000 live births, as contained in the National Demographic and Health Survey 2018 Report, shows no major reduction from the 545 per 100,000 live births in the NDHS 2013 Report.

    With this, it becomes important to provide lifesaving support to pregnant women, especially COVID-19 positive ones.

    Among those who have taken up the challenge of giving hope to pregnant women, who tested positive for COVID-19, is a multidisciplinary team of obstetricians, anaesthetists, neonatologists, nurses, psychiatrists and infectious disease control experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.

    Some members of medical team in-charge of pregnant COVID-19 patients delivery at LUTH. Photo Source: Oluwafunke Ishola

    The team of specialists has delivered five COVID-19 pregnant women of babies, including a set of twins.

    Prof. Chinyere Ezeaka of the Neonatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, believes that COVID-19 infection is not a death sentence even for pregnant women.

    Ezeaka, a member of the team of LUTH specialists, however, regrets that many pregnant women, because of fear of stigmatisation, are avoiding antenatal care and child delivery in hospitals.

    “Some are delivering in their houses, calling nurses to come and treat them at home, while some use traditional and religious centres for delivery.

    “I am using this opportunity to appeal to pregnant women to stop devising various means of avoiding hospitals.

    “They should attend antenatal clinics and come to hospital to deliver babies with the help of skilled birth attendants,” Ezeaka urges.

    Affirming that being pregnant and positive for COVID-19 is not the end of the world, or a reason to despair, she notes that medical practitioners have successfully delivered pregnant COVID-19 patients of their babies.

    Highlighting measures that will assist Nigeria to achieve safe delivery for pregnant COVID-19 patients, Ezeaka advises that every state should have a designated centre for treating and delivering pregnant COVID-19 patients.

    The professor says a dedicated centre for pregnant COVID-19 patients is the best practice globally, arguing that not all COVID-19 treatment centres can take deliveries.

    COVID-19 will be a threat for a while. I would advise proper planning, coordination and communication at the national, state and local levels to ensure effective response.

    “There must be the full protocol for antenatal, pre-delivery care; centres for birth should be well equipped with full monitoring, theatre and diagnostic equipment for mothers and babies.

    “There should be plans for where the stable babies with symptomatic mothers will be, and also plans for babies that might test positive; designated and isolated areas should be created,” she urges.

    On the pregnant COVID-19 patients at LUTH, Dr Christian Makwe, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, discloses that four of them were asymptomatic.

    According to Makwe, their COVID-19 status was detected based on their exposure and contact with people who tested positive for the virus.

    Makwe, Delivery Coordinator, Pregnant COVID-19 Patients, LUTH, says, however, that the fifth patient exhibited symptoms of COVID-19: coughing, fever and breathlessness.

    On whether all pregnant COVID-19 patients should be restricted to Caesarean Section (CS) for delivery, Makwe says the delivery option should be individualised.

    “One of the patients had done two Caesarean Sections; automatically she doesn’t qualify for vaginal delivery. Another patient had done a fibroid surgery.

    “For the multiple birth, the first baby was breech, and was blocking the birth canal, definitely such a delivery has to be CS,” he says.

    According to the obstetrician, one of the patients requested for CS, saying she didn’t want to go through the stress of vaginal delivery.

    “For the fifth patient, her symptoms were worsening and we felt it might compromise the baby’s status; we had to conduct the delivery preterm – 37th week – to save her and the baby.”

    Makwe says vaginal delivery will be done for COVID-19 patients who request for it, and whose medical conditions are deemed clinically satisfactory.

    “All the babies delivered tested negative and their clinical status stable,” Makwe adds.

    Team of LUTH specialists with one of the pregnant women who tested positive to COVID-19. Photo source- @LUTHofficial

    According to him, LUTH Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department is committed to eliminating maternal morbidity and mortality.

    He, however, says, that the department needs better facilities to function more effectively.

    He urges governments to invest more in maternal and child care, noting that maternal health, neonatal morbidity and mortality are indices used to measure a country’s health status.

    “The healthcare team is willing and has demonstrated the capacity; we just need the support.

    “Provide us with more PPE, equipment, and make everything standard, and we will see more people join the fight against COVID-19,” he adds.

    According to one of the five pregnant COVID-19 positive women, each patient’s experience differs.

    “I was not sick throughout and I tested negative to the virus in less than two weeks. The medical personnel were very kind, understanding and supportive.

    “However, facilities in the hospital are very poor. Imagine being in a room without air conditioners, and the doctors performing surgery dripping with sweat in their PPE.

    “It is not a good experience, the hospital management and government should improve facilities in LUTH,” she urges.

    The survivor also calls for improvement in the way patients’ COVID-19 status is being relayed to them.

    According to her, she was traumatised at the news until medical personnel at an isolation centre counselled and encouraged her.

    Dr Olutola Olatosi, Consultant Anaesthetist, is, however, confident that the medical team establishes rapport with patients and allays their fears.

    He adds that patients are monitored through telemedicine to provide psychosocial support and ensure their wellbeing.

    On the anaesthetic techniques deployed for surgery for pregnant COVID-19 patients, Olatosi reveals that regional -based techniques are used.

    According to him, the techniques have better post operation outcomes and rapid recovery among patients.

    He calls for an urgent increase in the number of anaesthetists in the country,

    as a strategy to reduce maternal mortality.

    He notes that there are about 200 specialist anaesthetists serving Nigeria and about 600 undergoing training.

    “It is important that we grow the number if we are to reduce the rate of maternal mortality, because most patients with complications will require surgical interventions and safe anaesthesia.

    “We have to address that with emphasis on manpower development because some patients will present with COVID-19 and other co-existing medical problems.

    “It is an existential challenge for us to provide critical care,” he adds.

    He appeals to the Federal Government to support LUTH with more critical care equipment options that will enable it to function efficiently toward saving more lives.

    Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, LUTH, points out that oxygen is critical in the management and survival of patients with severe cases of COVID-19.

    Adeyemo emphasises that oxygen saves lives, adding that its provision is a critical component for emergency respiratory resuscitation globally.

    Mr Rotimi Dada, Head of Theatre Nurses, is of the opinion that implementation of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and other safety measures for healthcare workers and patients is of great importance to the team.

    Dada urges that the hospital’s IPC Committee should map out the dedicated theatre and delivery area, and decide on work flows for a unidirectional area.

    Corroborating, Makwe says proper training of every member of the team on IPC, wearing and removal of PPE, and emphasis on hygiene are done constantly to reduce exposure of health workers and patients to infections.

    “We have a dedicated operating space and we streamline the number of operational staffs in the operating room to reduce the number of people that might be exposed to infection.

    “We place a priority on IPC because it is key. We know that if we have a member of the team infected, it will demoralise other members and affect our capacity to function effectively,” he argues.

    On the role of the pharmacy department in supporting delivery of pregnant COVID-19 patients, Mrs Olabisi Opanuga,

    Head of Pharmacy Department, LUTH, says the department must always be on ground to ensure the medical team gets all the required supplies for a successful operation.

    “We give the patients medications depending on their comorbidities.”

    She is, however, worried at the challenge in getting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.

    She notes that PPEs are scarce and expensive.

    “The procedure itself for normal Cesarean Section is N65,000, but the PPE to be worn by health workers is over N300, 000,” she says.

    Opanuga appeals to the Federal Government to intervene through adequate funding.

    “Local production of PPE should be explored and encouraged, with the government providing financial support.

    “Nigerians are ingenious, we should be able to produce standard PPE which will help to reduce cost,” she urges.

    Dr Tunji Akintade, Chairman, Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, is optimistic that concerted efforts will save more pregnant COVID-19 patients and their babies.

    Akintade advises that advocacy and awareness should be sustained to enlighten pregnant women and the general public on the preventive measures against the virus pending discovery of a vaccine.

    Analysts hail Nigeria’s giant steps in the fight against COVID-19 particularly in giving hope to pregnant patients.

    They urge more support for health workers and institutions to achieve a stronger response. (END)

    **If used, please credit the writer and the agency***

  •  An NGO Centre for Integrated Health Programmes CIHP on Tuesday donated laboratory consumables to the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba to scale up testing for COVID 19 pandemic Dr Taiwo Shola CIHP Senior Officer Clinical Service said that the NGO was a leading organisation promoting better health outcomes for all Nigerians through partnership Shola said CIHP achieves its mission by working and building capacity of all actors influencing health in Nigeria ranging from community and traditional leaders civil society groups and community health workers He said CIHP combines critical local know how local experience local friendships with global evidence based approaches and innovation to disrupt health challenges in the Nigeria context According to him in line with U S CDC directives CIHP commenced support for implementation of U S Government funded comprehensive HIV programme in Lagos in October 2019 Shola said In furtherance of its mandate to support health systems interventions CIHP is pleased to partner with the College of Medicine University of Lagos in its response to the COVID 19 pandemic in Lagos He said that the supply of vital consumables reagents and commodities was to strengthen and scale up COVID 19 testing capacity of the laboratory and help bridge the existing gaps in testing Receiving the consumables Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC LUTH said that LUTH was one of the foremost hospitals in Nigeria and one of the designated COVID 19 isolation centres Adeyemo said that over the past 12 weeks now the hospital had been supported by the Federal and State Governments Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC WHO and most importantly the NGOs He said that without their supports the hospital would not know where it was going to be Adeyemo added that CIHP had extended its hands of support toward LUTH noting that it was not their first time He said that LUTH really appreciated the laboratory consumables donated by the organisation adding that the donation was timely and apt Also Prof Sunday Omilabu Medical Virologist College of Medicine UNILAG said that consumables were essential things needed in the laboratory apart from the machines Omilabu said that consumables were what laboratories needed to collect samples and store samples According to him once you run out of these consumables work has to stop and machines would be there waiting for the consumables to be restocked He said the irony was that consumables were not reusable adding that once used the laboratory would disposed them Omilabu explained that the donation was timely because samples come in hundreds and the laboratory runs 250 to 500 samples daily Edited By Modupe Adeloye Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    COVID-19: NGO donates laboratory consumables to LUTH
     An NGO Centre for Integrated Health Programmes CIHP on Tuesday donated laboratory consumables to the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba to scale up testing for COVID 19 pandemic Dr Taiwo Shola CIHP Senior Officer Clinical Service said that the NGO was a leading organisation promoting better health outcomes for all Nigerians through partnership Shola said CIHP achieves its mission by working and building capacity of all actors influencing health in Nigeria ranging from community and traditional leaders civil society groups and community health workers He said CIHP combines critical local know how local experience local friendships with global evidence based approaches and innovation to disrupt health challenges in the Nigeria context According to him in line with U S CDC directives CIHP commenced support for implementation of U S Government funded comprehensive HIV programme in Lagos in October 2019 Shola said In furtherance of its mandate to support health systems interventions CIHP is pleased to partner with the College of Medicine University of Lagos in its response to the COVID 19 pandemic in Lagos He said that the supply of vital consumables reagents and commodities was to strengthen and scale up COVID 19 testing capacity of the laboratory and help bridge the existing gaps in testing Receiving the consumables Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC LUTH said that LUTH was one of the foremost hospitals in Nigeria and one of the designated COVID 19 isolation centres Adeyemo said that over the past 12 weeks now the hospital had been supported by the Federal and State Governments Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC WHO and most importantly the NGOs He said that without their supports the hospital would not know where it was going to be Adeyemo added that CIHP had extended its hands of support toward LUTH noting that it was not their first time He said that LUTH really appreciated the laboratory consumables donated by the organisation adding that the donation was timely and apt Also Prof Sunday Omilabu Medical Virologist College of Medicine UNILAG said that consumables were essential things needed in the laboratory apart from the machines Omilabu said that consumables were what laboratories needed to collect samples and store samples According to him once you run out of these consumables work has to stop and machines would be there waiting for the consumables to be restocked He said the irony was that consumables were not reusable adding that once used the laboratory would disposed them Omilabu explained that the donation was timely because samples come in hundreds and the laboratory runs 250 to 500 samples daily Edited By Modupe Adeloye Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    COVID-19: NGO donates laboratory consumables to LUTH
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    COVID-19: NGO donates laboratory consumables to LUTH

    An NGO, Centre for Integrated Health Programmes (CIHP), on Tuesday donated laboratory consumables to the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, to scale-up testing for COVID-19 pandemic.

    Dr Taiwo Shola, CIHP Senior Officer, Clinical Service, said that the NGO was a leading organisation promoting better health outcomes for all Nigerians through partnership.

    Shola said CIHP achieves its mission by working and building capacity of all actors influencing health in Nigeria, ranging from community and traditional leaders, civil society groups, and community health workers.

    He said CIHP combines critical local know-how, local experience, local friendships with global evidence-based approaches and innovation to disrupt health challenges in the Nigeria context.

    According to him, in line with U.S CDC directives, CIHP commenced support for implementation of U.S Government funded comprehensive HIV programme in Lagos in October 2019.

    Shola said, “In furtherance of its mandate to support health systems interventions, CIHP is pleased to partner with the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos.”

    He said that the supply of vital consumables, reagents and commodities was to strengthen and scale up COVID-19 testing capacity of the laboratory and help bridge the existing gaps in testing.

    Receiving the consumables, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), LUTH, said that LUTH was one of the foremost hospitals in Nigeria, and one of the designated COVID-19 isolation centres.

    Adeyemo said that over the past 12 weeks now, the hospital had been supported by the Federal and State Governments, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), WHO and most importantly, the NGOs.

    He said that without their supports, the hospital would not know where it was going to be.

    Adeyemo added that CIHP had extended its hands of support toward LUTH, noting that it was not their first time.

    He said that LUTH really appreciated the laboratory consumables donated by the organisation, adding that the donation was timely and apt.

    Also, Prof. Sunday Omilabu, Medical Virologist, College of Medicine, UNILAG, said that consumables were essential things needed in the laboratory apart from the machines.

    Omilabu said that consumables were what laboratories needed to collect samples and store samples.

    According to him, once you run out of these consumables, work has to stop, and machines would be there waiting for the consumables to be restocked.

    He said the irony was that consumables were not reusable, adding that once used, the laboratory would disposed them.

    Omilabu explained that the donation was timely, because samples come in hundreds and the laboratory runs 250 to 500 samples daily.


    Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

  •  Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba has refuted an online publication that its volunteers shut operations over their unpaid emoluments Prof Wasiu Adeyemo the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC made the refutal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday For the avoidance of doubt all volunteers and LUTH workers working at our Isolation wards have not shut down operations and have no intention to do so They are very much aware of the importance of the services they are rendering to the country Lagos state and humanity in general They have been assured by the PTF on COVID 19 Minister of Health and LUTH Management that their emoluments will be paid in due course as promised by the Federal Government The Federal Government delegation led by the Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment Mr Festus Keyamo SAN came to LUTH to deliver a solidarity message from President Muhammadu Buhari on May 23 The Minister along with the President of NMA and other HCW unions associations assured the frontline workers who were physically present at the briefing on the update on the payment of their allowances This is the true situation of things at LUTH Adeyemo said He urged the media to be their partner in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic so that the war would be won together Edited By Remi Koleoso Ese E Ekama NAN
    COVID-19: LUTH Volunteers did not shut operations, says Medical Advisory Committee
     Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba has refuted an online publication that its volunteers shut operations over their unpaid emoluments Prof Wasiu Adeyemo the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC made the refutal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday For the avoidance of doubt all volunteers and LUTH workers working at our Isolation wards have not shut down operations and have no intention to do so They are very much aware of the importance of the services they are rendering to the country Lagos state and humanity in general They have been assured by the PTF on COVID 19 Minister of Health and LUTH Management that their emoluments will be paid in due course as promised by the Federal Government The Federal Government delegation led by the Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment Mr Festus Keyamo SAN came to LUTH to deliver a solidarity message from President Muhammadu Buhari on May 23 The Minister along with the President of NMA and other HCW unions associations assured the frontline workers who were physically present at the briefing on the update on the payment of their allowances This is the true situation of things at LUTH Adeyemo said He urged the media to be their partner in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic so that the war would be won together Edited By Remi Koleoso Ese E Ekama NAN
    COVID-19: LUTH Volunteers did not shut operations, says Medical Advisory Committee
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    COVID-19: LUTH Volunteers did not shut operations, says Medical Advisory Committee

    Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba,  has refuted an online publication that its volunteers shut operations over their unpaid emoluments

    Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) made the refutal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday.

    “For the avoidance of doubt, all volunteers and LUTH workers working at our Isolation wards have not shut down operations and have no intention to do so.

    “They are very much aware of the importance of the services they are rendering to the country, Lagos state and humanity in general.

    “They have been assured by the PTF on COVID-19, Minister of Health and LUTH Management that their emoluments will be paid in due course as promised by the Federal Government.

    “The Federal Government delegation led by the Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, (SAN) came to LUTH to deliver a solidarity message from President Muhammadu Buhari on May 23.

    “The Minister along with the President of NMA and other HCW unions/associations assured the frontline workers, who were physically present at the briefing on the update on the payment of their allowances.

    “This is the true situation of things at LUTH,” Adeyemo said.

    He urged the media to be their partner in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic so that the war would be won together.



    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Ese E. Ekama (NAN)

  •  A team of doctors anaesthetists and nurses at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba Lagos has delivered another COVID 19 patient of twins Prof Wasiu Adeyemo LUTH Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC made this known in the hospital s Twitter account Adeyemo said LUTH delivers fourth patient 22 years old with COVID 19 of twins 3 2kg and 3 25kg for girl and boy respectively through a Cesaerian Section The babies were delivered via a cesaerian section on Tuesday May 19 The mother and babies are doing well once again we celebrate our committed frontline staff for this achievement We also appreciate the support of Federal Government Lagos State Government and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control This is the fourth time LUTH medical team would delivered pregnant COVID 19 patients of their babies The first patient was a 40 year old woman who had a baby girl the second was a 37 year old woman who had a boy while the third patient was a 33 year old woman who was delivered of a boy Edited By Edwin Nwachukwu Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    LUTH delivers 4th COVID-19 patients of twins
     A team of doctors anaesthetists and nurses at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba Lagos has delivered another COVID 19 patient of twins Prof Wasiu Adeyemo LUTH Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC made this known in the hospital s Twitter account Adeyemo said LUTH delivers fourth patient 22 years old with COVID 19 of twins 3 2kg and 3 25kg for girl and boy respectively through a Cesaerian Section The babies were delivered via a cesaerian section on Tuesday May 19 The mother and babies are doing well once again we celebrate our committed frontline staff for this achievement We also appreciate the support of Federal Government Lagos State Government and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control This is the fourth time LUTH medical team would delivered pregnant COVID 19 patients of their babies The first patient was a 40 year old woman who had a baby girl the second was a 37 year old woman who had a boy while the third patient was a 33 year old woman who was delivered of a boy Edited By Edwin Nwachukwu Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    LUTH delivers 4th COVID-19 patients of twins
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    LUTH delivers 4th COVID-19 patients of twins

    A team of doctors, anaesthetists and nurses at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, has delivered another COVID-19 patient of twins.

    Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo,
    LUTH Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), made this known in the hospital’s Twitter account.

    Adeyemo said: “LUTH delivers fourth patient (22 years old) with COVID-19 of twins (3.2kg and 3.25kg for girl and boy respectively) through a Cesaerian Section.

    “The babies were delivered via a cesaerian section on Tuesday, May 19.

    “The mother and babies are doing well; once again we celebrate our committed frontline staff for this achievement.

    “We also appreciate the support of Federal Government, Lagos State Government and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.”

    This is the fourth time LUTH medical team would delivered pregnant COVID-19 patients of their babies.

    The first patient was a 40-year-old woman who had a baby girl; the second was a 37-year-old woman who had a boy, while the third patient was a 33-year-old woman who was delivered of a boy.



    Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

  •  A team of doctors anaesthetists and nurses at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba delivered another woman 37 with Coronavirus COVID 19 of a baby boy weighing 2 6kg Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC of LUTH disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos The baby was delivered via a cesaerian section on Saturday May 9 The mother and baby are doing well we celebrate our committed frontline staff for this achievement he said NAN reports that the medical team had also on April 20 delivered a 40 year old woman with COVID 19 of a baby girl weighing 3 3kg Edited By Chinyere Nwachukwu Felix Ajide NAN
    LUTH delivers second COVID-19 patient of a baby boy
     A team of doctors anaesthetists and nurses at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba delivered another woman 37 with Coronavirus COVID 19 of a baby boy weighing 2 6kg Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman Medical Advisory Committee CMAC of LUTH disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos The baby was delivered via a cesaerian section on Saturday May 9 The mother and baby are doing well we celebrate our committed frontline staff for this achievement he said NAN reports that the medical team had also on April 20 delivered a 40 year old woman with COVID 19 of a baby girl weighing 3 3kg Edited By Chinyere Nwachukwu Felix Ajide NAN
    LUTH delivers second COVID-19 patient of a baby boy
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    LUTH delivers second COVID-19 patient of a baby boy

    A team of doctors, anaesthetists and nurses, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, delivered another woman, 37, with Coronavirus (COVID-19), of a baby boy weighing (2.6kg).

    Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), of LUTH, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

    “The baby was delivered via a cesaerian section on Saturday, May 9.

    “The mother and baby are doing well, we celebrate our committed frontline staff for this achievement,” he said.

    NAN reports that the medical team had also on April 20, delivered a 40 -year-old  woman with COVID-19 of a baby girl, weighing 3.3kg.


    Edited By: Chinyere Nwachukwu/Felix Ajide (NAN)

     

     

  •  p gt The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba Lagos says its medical team on Monday delivered a 40 year old COVID 19 patient of a baby girl The LUTH management made this known in its verified official twitter handle LUTHofficial on Monday According to the tweet the team comprises doctors anaesthetists and nurses It said A team of LUTH doctors anaesthetists and nurses delivered a woman with COVID 19 of a baby girl this afternoon The 40 year old mother and 3 3kg baby are doing fine Our gratitude goes to these gallant men and women and all warriors making the nation proud in the face of this scourge The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that LUTH on April 19 said that it had successfully delivered a 68 year old woman of a set of twins following an IVF conception Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman LUTH Medical Advisory Committee CMAC told NAN that the woman was pregnant for the first time Adeyemo said that she was delivered on April 14 through an elective Caesarean section at 37 weeks gestation He said that the IVF and embryo transfer were done at a facility outside LUTH Adeyemo further said that the woman was thereafter referred to LUTH at early gestation and was subsequently managed till she was delivered This is the first in LUTH Nigeria and Africa he said Edited By Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    LUTH delivers COVID-19 patient, 40, of baby girl
     p gt The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH Idi Araba Lagos says its medical team on Monday delivered a 40 year old COVID 19 patient of a baby girl The LUTH management made this known in its verified official twitter handle LUTHofficial on Monday According to the tweet the team comprises doctors anaesthetists and nurses It said A team of LUTH doctors anaesthetists and nurses delivered a woman with COVID 19 of a baby girl this afternoon The 40 year old mother and 3 3kg baby are doing fine Our gratitude goes to these gallant men and women and all warriors making the nation proud in the face of this scourge The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that LUTH on April 19 said that it had successfully delivered a 68 year old woman of a set of twins following an IVF conception Prof Wasiu Adeyemo Chairman LUTH Medical Advisory Committee CMAC told NAN that the woman was pregnant for the first time Adeyemo said that she was delivered on April 14 through an elective Caesarean section at 37 weeks gestation He said that the IVF and embryo transfer were done at a facility outside LUTH Adeyemo further said that the woman was thereafter referred to LUTH at early gestation and was subsequently managed till she was delivered This is the first in LUTH Nigeria and Africa he said Edited By Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    LUTH delivers COVID-19 patient, 40, of baby girl
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    LUTH delivers COVID-19 patient, 40, of baby girl

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    The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, says its medical team on Monday delivered a 40-year-old COVID-19 patient, of a baby girl.

    The LUTH management made this known in its verified official twitter handle, @LUTHofficial, on Monday.

    According to the tweet, the team comprises: doctors, anaesthetists and nurses.

    It said: “A team of LUTH doctors, anaesthetists and nurses delivered a woman with COVID-19 of a baby girl this afternoon.

    “The 40 year-old mother and 3.3kg baby are doing fine.

    “Our gratitude goes to these gallant men and women and all warriors making the nation proud in the face of this scourge.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that LUTH on April 19 said that it had successfully delivered a 68-year-old woman of a set of twins, following an IVF conception.

    Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman, LUTH Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), told NAN that the woman was pregnant for the first time.

    Adeyemo said that she was delivered on April 14 through an elective Caesarean section, at 37 weeks gestation.

    He said that the IVF and embryo transfer were done at a facility outside LUTH.

    Adeyemo further said that the woman was, thereafter, referred to LUTH at early gestation and was subsequently managed till she was delivered.

    “This is the first in LUTH, Nigeria and Africa,” he said.


    Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

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