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COVID-19: UCH Chairman, Ibrahim Shetima test positive again. (Nigeria)

Ibrahim Shetima, the chairman of the governing board of the University College Hospital in Ibadan, has tested positive to Coronavirus again.

Shetima had tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago and was placed in isolation at a special ward in UCH.

Public Relations Officer of the institution, Toye Akinrinlola, had noted that the chairman manifested symptoms of the virus shortly after the last board meeting of the hospital began in Ibadan.

However, the result of the COVID-19 second test done returned positive.

Akinrinlola on Tuesday said Shetima would continue to receive treatment at the UCH and that a third test would be done in a few days.

He said, “As I earlier said, the chairman only attended the first day of the board meeting on Tuesday, 24th of March, 2020. It was at the meeting that he began to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. The meeting was suspended and a test was done and result came out positive. He was placed in a special ward at the hospital for treatment.

“A repeat test, which was done to see if he was negative after a series of treatments, was conducted two days ago (Sunday) and the result still showed positive.

“He is being treated at an isolation center at the UCH. He will continue treatment and a third test would be done at an appointed time.”

Akinrinlola, however, noted that Shetima was “sharp and alert.”

“The chairman’s case is not severe. He is sharp and alert but we have to attain that negative status before we can consider him as fully recovered. The record we have places him around 65 years of age, ” he added.


U.H.C: Cross River targets one million residents

As part of its renewed drive to improve health care delivery, the Cross River State government is to enroll 1 million residents.

Disclosing this in a media briefing in Calabar on Tuesday, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu, said the residents will be enrolled under the Ayade Care health project of the state which is aimed at providing affordable and an accessible health-care for the people.

Betta said the government is committed to revolutionising and reenergising the sector as well as restoring the lost glory of the state.

She said: “Our general vision is to ensure we provide universal Health Coverage for all irrespective of class, religion, and social status for all the people within Cross River State.

“In 2020, we hope to enroll one million people who will pay one thousand monthly and twelve thousand naira annually to access quality health care”, she said.

She added that to make this possible, the government has concluded plans to get the three tertiary hospitals in the state up and running.

She further added that from 2020, the government will conduct a medical audit anytime a patient dies in any medical facility in the state.

Henceforth, she said any death must be registered in the dashboard of all health centres in the state and where this is not done, the epidemiologist will loose his/her job, stressing that people will not be allowed to kill and walk away from it.

According to her, the focal agenda of the government in the sector is reducing catastrophic health expenses under the Ayade Care, delivery of quality health care and also partnering charitable organisation to ensure a healthier Cross River.