We're In Self - Isolation, Say Health Workers Who Had Contacts With COVID - 19 Case In Sagamu - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

We're In Self - Isolation, Say Health Workers Who Had Contacts With COVID - 19 Case In Sagamu


The health workers of a private hospital in Sagamu, Ogun State, that discovered the latest Coronavirus case in the town from a sexagenarian who had returned from abroad, have disclosed that each of them is undergoing the necessary self - isolation under close surveillance even though they wore adequate protectective gears when the patient presented himself to them at the hospital for treatment.


The Management of the hospital - Owokoniran Memorial Hospital, Sagamu, which revealed this in a statement sighted by The Daily Crucible, stated that health workers on duty were quick to suspect a case of Coronavirus when the patient came, they isolated him for few hours and alerted the appropriate government authority for testing.

Chief  Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Gbadebo Saba, who issued the statement added that the COVID-19 index case was brought to the hospital on March 20 having displayed  some symptoms of coronavirus.  

Saba said the management was also proactive in putting measures in place ahead towards containing  the spread of the virus, stressing that the health workers that was with the index were quickly advised to embark on self-isolation despite putting on necessary protective kits. 

He revealed that the hospital had also undergone series of cleaning and decontamination since the case was  confirmed. 

He said:"The management of Owokoniran memorial hospital can  confirm that a patient who recently returned from UK was present at  our hospital and had to undergo investigations including COVID-19 which was reported positive.

"The said patient visited the hospital, March 20th 2020 after displaying symptoms of high fever, headache and general body weakness.

"The healthcare workers on duty were able to identify these symptoms and the patient was immediately referred to the appropriate authorities for testing.

"The said patient was kept in isolation for few hours while awaiting testing  by the appropriate authorities after they were contacted and was discharged to go into self isolation at home while awaiting the result. 

"The Healthcare workers that were in contact with the patient had barrier protection and they have been instructed to self isolate and are being monitored closely.

"The hospital, which is always deep cleaned,  has undergone series of cleaning/ decontamination since the confirmed case.  

"We can assure our staff, patients and the larger community that your health and safety is our concern and we are cooperating with Public Health Officials to help minimise the spresd of the  virus."


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