Eight Lab Staff Of OOUTH Test Positive For COVID - 19, Says CMD - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Eight Lab Staff Of OOUTH Test Positive For COVID - 19, Says CMD

-The Daily Crucible

The Management of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) on Wednesday disclosed that eight Laboratory Staff of the hospital have tested positive to the dreadful Corona Virus.

s berated the elements behind denting the image of the present administration in Ogun State and the efforts of the hospital.

In a swift reaction to the news making rounds that 20 of its laboratory officials tested positive for Covid-19, 

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of OOUTH,  Dr. Peter Adefuye, disclosed this in response to the information making the rounds from some elements within the facility that a score of the staff attached to the Laboratory unit had contracted the virus. 

Adefuye said a few of the laboratory staff voluntarily did the COVID - 19 test and eight of them came out positive.

He  noted that the affected individuals were asymptomatic and they have been asked to self-isolate in line with the World Health Organisation ( WHO) and Nigeria Center for Disease Control ( NCDC) guidelines.

According to him, since the Coronavirus pandemic is at community stage in the country, anyone can contract it anywhere regardless of location, not necessarily an hospital setting.

The CMD said it was no news that doctors, nurses or any form of health officials have tested positive across the country and globally respectively, but stressed that playing cards with human health in this respect was uncalled for.

Adefuye reiterated the state Government's commitment to the fight against the virus by making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and all necessary things available to the hospital without leaving any stone unturned.

He said that those crying fouls in order to make unwarranted claims have forgotten that the management would close the gate of OOUTH because of COVID -19.

"Soldiers cannot for the sake of war refuse to go to battle. The same is applicable to health workers. This is the reason we are called heroes as life savers.

"After all, health workers understand that they do not wear anything more than PPE to attend to HIV/AIDS patients. So, why should some people in some quarters use this to embarrass the government and management of the hospital," he said.

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