By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC) Ile-Ife, has successfully managed 101-year-old woman with COVID-19.
This was made known by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Prof Victor Adetiloye, on Thursday in Ile-Ife.
Adetiloye noted that Nigeria never has the record of curing a coronavirus patient of that age survived the infection.
While explaining how the aged woman was cured, the CMD said “this woman was admitted and treated at the Private hospital for malaria, but when the condition worsened, she was screened for COVID-19 and tested positive and she was later referred to our isolation centre.
“She was in a state of comma, placed on oxygen when she was admitted, but thank God for our professionals that successfully revived her.
“The woman was admitted on January 30 and discharged on February 10, which means she spent 11-day at the hospital and went home alive.
“If you see this aged mother, after discharged, she was so excited, singing, dancing and praying for the staff with her children because all hope has been lost on her,” he said.
The CMD said that adults of any age with the following conditions: cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, down syndrome, heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies are at high risk of severe illness from the virus.
He disclosed that the hospital had treated 120 COVID-19 patients without casualty since the second wave started till date.
Adetiloye then commended Federal Government,
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Ministry of Health for their support and for producing the facilities and drugs needed for the patients.