Con­tro­versy trails LUTH worker’s death

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nahimah Ajikanle Nu­rudeen, Lagos

As con­tro­versy con­tin­ues to trail the death of pae­di­a­tri­cian con­sul­tant, Dr. Hes­tia Idiodi-Thomas, who was work­ing with the Lagos State Univer­sity Teach­ing Hospi­tal (LUTH) Idi-Araba, Lagos, the man­age­ment of the cen­tre has warned against ru­mour mon­ger­ing.

LUTH man­age­ment in a state­ment made avail­able to Daily Trust in Lagos called on peo­ple to shun spec­u­la­tion and wait for the re­sult of the Coro­ner’s in­quest into the death of the late doc­tor.

The state­ment signed by Head of Cor­po­rate Ser­vices at LUTH, Mr. Kelechi O. Otuneme said: “On Tues­day, 14th Oc­to­ber 2015, Dr (Mrs) Hes­tia Idiodi-Thomas, a young con­sul­tant pae­di­atric sur­geon and staff of the Lagos Univer­sity Teach­ing Hospi­tal was brought to the LUTH Ac­ci­dents and Emer­gency Depart­ment, fol­low­ing in­juries sus­tained at her house.

“All ef­forts at re­sus­ci­tat­ing her failed and she was pro­nounced dead. The un­timely death of this mother of two was a rude shock to her col­leagues and the en­tirety of com­mu­nity”.

The man­age­ment said the po­lice were promptly in­formed about the case and a Coro­ner’s in­quest into the case is al­most com­pleted.

The state­ment con­tin­ues, “Dr Heista Idiodi-Thomas was beloved by her col­leagues, pa­tients and all mem­bers of LUTH com­mu­nity who ad­mired her ded­i­ca­tion to duty, her gen­tle ever-smil­ing mien and hu­mil­ity to all. We shall all miss her. While we pray for the re­pose of her soul, we ap­peal to all to re­frain from any spec­u­la­tion about the cause of death”.

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