The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has suspended Professor Alakija Salami, a senior consultant at the hospital, for allegedly concealing information of a COVID-19 patient.
In a statement issued by the hospital on Monday night, David Odaibo, UITH director of administration, said the management approved Salami’s suspension as a result of his conduct in the management of a COVID-19 patient who died on April 3, 2020. The statement read;
“The Management of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital hereby suspends Prof A.K. Salami as a Senior Consultant in the hospital.
This is as a result of his unethical conduct in the admission, management and eventual release of the corpse of a suspected COVID-19 patient who died in the hospital on the 3rd of April, 2020.”
The hospital authorities had been accused of covering up the circumstances that led to the death of the patient, a UK returnee.
Two cases of Covid-19 were later confirmed in the state. One is the wife of the late UK returnee while the second case is another UK returnee.