The Federal Capital Territory Authority, FCTA has said Mr. Gebe Ebong, a health worker with Wuse General Hospital, Abuja who died on April 24, did not die of coronavirus disease.
This was made known by the FCT Chief Press Secretary. Mr. Tony Ogunleye, while responding to questions on the cause of the death of the nurse in Abuja.
Ogunleye told News Agency of Nigeria that Dr Mohammed Kawu, Acting Secretary Health and Human Services Secretariat FCT, confirmed that the nurse did not die of COVID-19.
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He, however, said that Kawu did not disclose the cause of the death of the nurse who resided in Chika, Airport Road, Abuja.
NAN reports that a senior staff of the FCT who preferred anonymity had earlier in a text message said: “the health care worker was a nurse, not a doctor, working with Wuse District Hospital.
“He died of unknown cause. His body has been evacuated by the health department after sample were taken for testing.
“His house was subsequently decontaminated.”
A resident who lived very close to him told NAN that the late nurse complained that he was not feeling fine when he came back from work that day.
According to him, the deceased later vomited and died at night, adding that the co-tenants invited the police but were directed to call the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He said that the NCDC officials came kitted with ambulance the following day to carry his corpse and later sprayed the house with chemicals.