Dr. Toju Eresanara, a former Zonal Medical Director of the Central Hospital, Warri, has died.
The popular medical practitioner reportedly died on Wednesday.
According to sources, Eresanara may have died of COVID-19 complications.
Reports also states that he was undergoing treatment at the COVID-19 treatment centre in Asaba, after he tested positive for the disease.
The late medical doctor was said to have played a vital role in the reshaping and upgrade of the Central Hospital, Warri.
After his condition worsened, the late Eresanara was said to have been placed on oxygen for about one week.
Until his death, he was a Consultant Anaesthetist of Central Hospital, Warri.
The news of Eresanara’s death is coming about 24 hours after Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, Edith, and daughter were announced to be set to come out of isolation as they have tested negative for COVID-19.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olisa Ifeajika, who disclosed the development in a statement in Asaba on Tuesday, said that other members of the Okowa family also tested negative for the virus.
Ifeajika recalled that the governor and his wife tested positive for the virus on July 1 and went into isolation for necessary treatment. Their daughter was reported to have tested positive for the virus a few days earlier.
The governor gave God all the glory and praise and expressed appreciation to all Deltans and other Nigerians who interceded for the family in prayers, Ifeajika said.
He appealed to all residents in the state to obey all instructions and regulations targeted at combating and stemming the transmission of COVID-19.