The Authority of University college hospital UCH Ibadan has debunked the rumour going round that a patient with a positive test to COVID-19 is on admission in the hospital.
The Chief Medical Director, UCH Prof Abiodun Otegbayo made this disclosure during a press conference on the corona virus pandemic held at the hospital boardroom.
The interaction with members of the press become imperative for the authority of UCH in view of the event of of the last 24hrs which has seen the number of patients testing positive to the COVID-19 increase in and the widely reported case in Ibadan.
The Chief Medical Director University College Hospital UCH , Prof Abiodun Otegbayo while briefing journalists at the parley said the truth about the rumour is that there is a suspected case of COVID-19 infection which is currently self isolating and whose blood sample has been sent for test.
He stated that the result is being awaited and the details about this suspected case and efforts taken so far had been provided by the honourable commissioner for health in Oyo state.
The CMD explained that University College Hospital, Ibadan currently have four beds isolation built during the Ebola crisis while 102 personnel protective dress were also provided by the Oyo State government.
Prof Otegbayo while speaking on various pre cautionary methods taken by the hospital disclosed that all university college hospital schools which includes school of nursing, school of Health management and all Agency schools are to close indefinitely with immediate effect.
He further stated that patients who do not have definite or valid appointments are advised not to present at the hospital clinics as only those with valid
appointments will be allowed on the premises.
Also,the CMD inaugurated a 30-man task force on emergency response as a one major way to prevent and to protect members of UCH community against contacting COVID-19 and also to ensure compliance o satisfy precautionswith Dr Kayode Osungbade as the chairman.
The university called on anyone with might be concerned they have the infection to call the following numbers of COVID-19 response team of the hospital for education on necessary steps to take:
08131733982, 08177557039 and 08038067511.