A front line medical doctor in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state and the Chief Medical Director of Domingo Specialist Hospital, Dr Emmanuel Domingo Inyang has shut out rumours that swirled in the media space that he was dead from Corona virus complications.

In a release made available to the public and signed by the Public Relations Director Mr Inyang Domingo Inyang, the hospital’s management dispelled such malicious rumours declaring that Dr Inyang is alive, hale and hearty.

Dr Emmanuel Domingo Inyang, CMD Domingo Specialist Hospital, Uyo

The press statement read in parts:

The attention of Domingo Specialist Hospital, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo has been drawn to the news and ruomours making the rounds that our Proprietor and Chief Medical Director, Dr Emmanuel Domingo Inyang is dead from complications allegedly related to the dreaded Coronavirus. We wish to explicitly state that this is nothing but falsehood and fake news, which we are all well aware, can be damaging.

This unfortunate misconception, we want to assume is a result of a mere mix up with a hospital that bears a closely related name to that of ours whose MD/CMD passed away recently. We as a sister hospital learnt of this with total shock and take this opportunity to express our deepest condolences to the hospital and the family of the late doctor.We thus wish to inform the general public that Dr Emmanuel Domingo Inyang of Domingo Specialist Hospital is alive, hale and hearty and that our hospital is still very much open to the public and fully operational during these most trying times.

As foremost healthcare providers in the state, we are available to provide optimal healthcare services to all and sundry at all times, even as we promise to support the state government’s fight against Covid-19.

We pledge and reiterate our solidarity with all health workers on the front lines in the fight to keep this ravaging virus at bay and wish them every success in these very precarious working times.

We wish to intimate our esteemed customers and members of the public that with the current health challenges in the world, the support and cooperation of all is needed; as such, we should remain patient and vigilant and should not hesitate to contact healthcare providers at the slightest instance of discomfort. We are here to serve and our priority is the preservation of life. As you continue to adhere to the recommended medical precautions, we wish you a safe stay as we get through this pandemic together.