The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos, says its medical team on Monday delivered a 40-year-old coronavirus disease patient, of a baby girl.
The LUTH management made this known in its verified official twitter handle, @LUTHofficial, the team comprises: doctors, anaesthetists and nurses delivered a woman with COVID-19 of a baby girl this afternoon.
“The 40 year-old mother and 3.3kg baby are doing fine.
“Our gratitude goes to these gallant men and women and all warriors making the nation proud in the face of this scourge.”
Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman, LUTH Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), told journalists that the woman was pregnant for the first time.
Adeyemo said that she was delivered on April 14 through an elective Caesarean section, at 37 weeks gestation.
He said that the IVF and embryo transfer were done at a facility outside LUTH.
Adeyemo further said that the woman was, thereafter, referred to LUTH at early gestation and was subsequently managed till she was delivered.
“This is the first in LUTH, Nigeria and Africa,” he said.