THE Chief Medical Director of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC) Ile-Ife, Prof. Victor Adetiloye, has disclosed that the institution had successfully treated a 101-year-old COVID-19 patient.
According to Adetiloye who spoke with newsmen yesterday in Ife, the centenarian, a woman was the first aged person to survive the virus.
Adetiloye said it has never happened in Nigeria that a Coronavirus patient of that age survived the infection.
The CMD stated that adults of any age with cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, down syndrome, heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies ailment are at high risk of severe illness from the virus.
He said the hospital had treated 120 COVID-19 patients without casualty since the second wave started till date.
On how the aged woman, (name withheld) was cured, the CMD explained that: “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 discharge, she was so excited, singing, dancing and praying for the staff with her children because all hope has been lost on her.”