The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has revealed why the name of the Italian citizen confirmed to have coronavirus has not been disclosed, he also gave more details on the driver who picked him at the airport.
Ehanire Osagie stated that the name of the 44-year-old patient cannot be disclosed publicly because it goes against the ethics of medicine.
He made this known at a press conference earlier today where he said;
“You do not give out a patient’s name without his permission. If someone has a problem, you can talk about the problem and not his name
”I am not sure if he has been asked, but he has not given permission for his name to be made public. He might want his privacy and there is no need for anyone to know his name.”
The minister also made it known that the patient is in good condition, and his case is quite mild.
Speaking on the driver who picked up the Italian man at the airport, Ehanire Osagie said he is also being monitored even though he is yet to meet with him. He said;
”I didn’t see the taxi driver who drove the patient, but he has been identified. He is under monitoring and self-isolation. ”