There was palpable tension among the patients and staff of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, Ogun State capital as four medical workers – two doctors and two nurses on Friday reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. The Head, Public Relations Unit of the hospital, Mr. Segun Orisajo revealed

The PRO, Mr. Orisajo said the Nurse contracted the virus in the cause of discharging her duty while the administrative staff came in contact with the disease on her trip to Ibadan, in Oyo state. 

The two patients have been transferred to the Ogun State Isolation facility at Ikenne.

He also added that, another three patients have also tested positive bringing the total number of active cases in the hospital to five. 

He said,

"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."

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

In his words “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.


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