A Professor of Internal Medicine with specialization in Infectious Diseases of the University of Ilorin, Prof. A. K. Salami has been suspended form performing his duties because of some unethical conducts from the Prof.

THE CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR, (CMD) of the Teaching Hospital, Professor A. D. YUSUFF announced this in Ilorin at a Press Conference on Tuesday.

The CMD also announced a powerful committee to investigate the allegations of the CONVID-19 Suspected case that died on April, 2nd, 2020 that was brought in by a relative who is also a member of staff (Professor A.K. Salami),

Ilorin CMD, Prof. A. D. Yusuff.

A Medical Investigation Committee on the COVID-19 Suspected Case is headed by Professor E.O. Afolayan has other members as : Professor B.S. Alabi, Professor (Mrs.) G.F. Adepoju who is the Chairperson, Ethical Committee of the hospital, Mrs. I.A. Akosile, Deputy Director (Legal), Professor G.K. Oshagbemi, Dr. L.J. Olosunde, who is the local President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Mr. O.A. Olatunde, Chairman, UITH branch of JOHESU, Mr. G.E. Salami, Chairman, NANNM, UITH and Mrs. O.O. Olubolaji who will serve as the Secretary of the high powered body.

Prof Salami was said to have facilitated the admission of his relation at the A and E ward whose death on Thursday, 2nd April was suspected to be covid-19.

“We were fed with the information of a suspected Food Poisoning, as the cause of the death of the patient until we got another lead to the likely cause of the death of the said patient. In fact, it was shocking to us that the wife of the deceased patient had tested positive for the deadly virus as announced yesterday by the kwara State Covid-19 Technical Committee”.

The CMD said already, all UITH staff with close contact with the deceased patient on the night of his admission, or his corpse have been ordered to proceed on self-isolation. Besides, the 'A and E' ward and the ambulance used to convey his corpse to Offa had been promptly fumigated.

He did not however state when the committee is to submit their report.

- Eniola Olatunji.

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