Nurse, Admin Staff, Three Others Test Positive To COVID - 19 At FMC, Abeokuta - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, May 9, 2020

Nurse, Admin Staff, Three Others Test Positive To COVID - 19 At FMC, Abeokuta

... As Confirmed Cases In Nigeria Hit 4,151 With 239 New Cases

In less than 10 days,  seven people, including five fresh cases comprising a nurse, an administrative staff and three others, have tested positive to the Coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre(FMC), Abeokuta, Ogun State.

This is coming just as the total number of  confirmed cases nationally, hit 4,151 with 239 fresh cases and 128 deaths recorded as of 11pm on Saturday (yesterday). And of the fresh cases, Ogun State recorded two.

On the FMC, at least, four of the positive cases have been relocated from the hospital facility to the Ogun State designated Isolation Centres for proper treatment.

Also, in a separate case later, a Police Officer who presented himself at the General Outpatients Department of the FMC about three days ago, later died same day.

The result of his test returned on Sunday morning positive and while his remains were also being prepared, for release to his family for burial in strict compliance with World Health Organizations guidelines.

The Head, Public Relations & Information,   Segun Orisajo, who confirmed this development to The Daily Crucible, however, said no doctor has tested positive to the Coronavirus.
"Two patients who tested positive for coronavirus  early this week  at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta were this evening transferred to the Ogun State Isolation facility at Ikenne.

"Yesterday , the Centre confirmed  the two cases in a statement.

"Further to those, the Centre hereby confirmed the case of another three patients whose test results just returned positive.

"Two of them are staff of this Centre, a Nurse and an Administrative staff which brings  the total number  to five.

"So far, no Doctor in the Centre has tested positive for coronavirus contrary to some media reports," Orisajo stated.

Also, the Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu, at a meeting with the representatives of  the Unions in the Centre on Saty evening  re-assured them of their personal  safety and protection.

He also had the same message for the users of the Centre whom he said had nothing to be afraid of as the Management was fully alive to its responsibility.

He said:“ Permit me to seize this opportunity to once again allay the fears that our people out there  including some  members of staff  may have about the unfolding developments. To that I say that there was practically  nothing to worry about.

“ We have for the umpteenth time said it loud and clear that this Centre is fully prepared for this thing and will not unnecessarily expose our staff to danger. We ensure that  all staff adhere to the basic  precautionary measures  in the  discharge of their  responsibilities.”

The Medical Director cited the receipt of a consignment of some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday as part of the determined efforts of his administration  to  ensure  the safety of the staff while on duty .

He disclosed that the Centre has been assured of another consignment next week

Prof. Musa-Olomu urged members of the public to disregard information being peddled about by some individuals aimed at creating panic , fear and anxiety in their minds.

He urged the sick and those in need of the Centre’s services to approach the Centre whenever the need arises.

And regarding the National figure, 239 new cases of COVID19 have been reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as of 11pm on Saturday.

The affected states are :


"4151 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 745, Deaths: 128," NCDC added.

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