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NMA probe UITH consultant over alleged concealment of patient’s medical history

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By Demola Akinyemi

Ilorin—Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has begun investigation into the alleged misconduct by the Consultant to University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, Professor Alakija Salami, in the management of a suspected coronavirus, COVID-19 patient,  Alhaji Muideen Obanimomo, who died recently.

Kwara State Chairman of NMA, Dr Muhammed Solagberu, said  in Ilorin yesterday, that the medical ethics committee of the association headed by Professor Boduwoye was at present,  investigating the matter to ascertain what transpired with a view to taking appropriate action on the matter.

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It was gathered that the 28 health workers including doctors and nurses who had contact with the embattled consultant in the management of the deceased are “currently on self isolation hence “it is difficult to get any information from them as investigation intensifies.”

Solagberu said ” it is not the best for us to call them on phone to know what transpired in the course of management of the deceased patient. Until the ethics committee completes its investigation and submits its report, we will not know the next line of action as we can’t rely on social media information.”

Recall that Professor Salami, a consultant with the University of Ilorin teaching hospital, was suspended by the authorities following his alleged misconduct in the management and eventual death of the suspected Covid-19 patient under secrecy.

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