LUTH doctor

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has confirmed the death of one of its officials, Dr Michael Umoh, who died in a church in the state.

The LUTH management, in a statement on Thursday, September 21, 2023, however, denied allegations that the medical doctor died after a 72-hour shift

The hospital said: “LUTH management understands the fact that the family of Dr Umoh is presently mourning the death of their beloved son and requested the foreclosure of any media engagement regarding the death of their son. It is important for us as a management to make clarifications regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.

“Dr Umoh died on September 17 while in church with his parents. The management was informed, and the death was later confirmed by one of the Consultants in his unit (Neurosurgery).

“The death of Dr Umoh is unfortunate but the narrative of 72 hours non-stop shift is false.

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“The record from Neurosurgery unit shows that the last time he was on call was 13th and 14th of September, 2023.

“He was not on call on the 15th, 16th, and 17th (the day he died), contrary to the insinuations on social media. He was at home with his parents on September 16 and September 17.”

Prior to this time, the LUTH management said, Umoh was at the hospital on September 7 and September 8.

It added: “This shows that Dr Umoh was on call for a total number of four days in September 2023.

“A delegation from LUTH visited the family on Wednesday to commiserate with the family and to get more details of the circumstances surrounding his death.

“The parents gave the details of what they thought must have contributed to his death but pleaded that the wish of the family be respected and that the narrative is not for public consumption.”

The hospital management, however, described the doctor as a hardworking and diligent official, saying he will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues.

The Star



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