LUTH Debunks Fake News Over Covid-19 & Reopening Of Block B Wards

Posted on July 17, 2021

The Management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, said its attention has been drawn to the recirculating of a fake news purporting that their Block B Wards have been reopened for Covid and the wards were full of COVID-19 patients, while non-emergencies were being turned back in LUTH and a host of other lies designed to unnecessarily alarm the public.

In a statement signed by Prof Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director, LUTH, the Management said, “The Lagos University Teaching Hospital totally denounce this message as false, untrue and wickedly fabricated merely to scare the unwary public.It is the same false posting that was widely circulated in January 2021 and the general public is hereby advised to disregard it in its entirety”. 
“In fact, as of this morning, only 2 COVID-19 patients are receiving treatment in LUTH. There is no shortage of Oxygen in our facility.”
“We at LUTH are but a part of the Lagos State Response Team on COVID-19 and major announcements on the pandemic are made by the Office of the Honorable Commissioner of Health or the Executive Governor of the State.”

“While appealing the public to disregard the said false news, it is pertinent to say that COVID-19 is not over and everyone should take all precautions to avoid catching it. Wearing of face masks, hand-washing, social distancing and avoidance of all unnecessary social gatherings are still essential to the control of this pandemic that has disrupted our social and business activities for the past 18 months.”

“Lastly, we should all ensure that all eligible persons are vaccinated as it has proven to be life-saving and safe.”

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