68-Year-Old Dies of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom State Government has announced that it has lost a 68 year old woman to COVID-19, which brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 2.
This was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government and Chairman Covid-19 Management Committee, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, while addressing the press on Thursday.
He said the deceased was transferred to the centre, totally unconscious and with multiple serious long outstanding ill-health.
And enjoined doctors to seek superior medical help when a case is more than they can handle.
According to him, “The patient we lost was a 68 year old woman who was transferred to the centre, totally unconscious, with multiple serious long outstanding ill health.
“And I want to use this opportunity to appeal to doctors please, whether it is Covid-19 or not, once the illness is beyond what your experience and facility can carry, seek the help of your colleagues.
“We would not accept cases of dumping any longer! A situation where you bring a patient with total unconsciousness, and few hours later, the person would just give up the ghost, we wont accept that any longer!”