Hospital debunks reports of patient’s death

A plastic surgery hospital in Lagos has denied media reports that a patient died in its facility, describing the report as “ludicrous and totally false assertion.”

A spokesman for hospital Lekan Odunowo said in a statement on Wednesday that the clarification was necessary after a blog published a report that it said was baseless.

“For the record, LekkiHill Plastic Surgery in line with international regulations and internal code of conduct, cancelled all scheduled surgeries a few days after the index case of the COVID-19 was recorded in Nigeria, long before the lockdown was initiated by the government,” Odunowo said in the statement.

“It is therefore ridiculous to claim that the Hospital recorded a casualty when no surgical procedure was performed.”

Odunowo said the ValueSeed-owned hospital has conducted thousands of surgical procedures without a single casualty till date. He said the media reports were a sinister plot to tarnish the reputation of the hospital.

“As an organization with a focus on easing the pains of the people and giving them hope, confidence and a new lease of life, we have often distanced ourselves from the shenanigans of rumour peddlers and fake news merchants who take pride in causing the exact pain we swore an oath to turn around to happiness,” Odunowo said.

“LekkiHill Plastic Surgery as led by Dr. Femi Oladeji has proven beyond measures as a leading thoroughly breed professional Hospital that has provided world-class cosmetic surgeries to important personalities across the globe. People trust us with their lives and wellbeing and never have we failed.

“We are passionate about the development of the medical profession in Nigeria and see ourselves as the progenitors of a truly professional cosmetic surgery in Africa and this is one of the reasons why we are creating the ValuedSeed Edu school to guide, teach and mentor Plastic Surgeons and those with interest in the medical profession but limited by finance, language or time barriers across Africa.”

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