OGUN DEBUNKS RUMOUR THAT THE CORPSES LYING AT THE FRONT OF AN HEALTH CENTRE WAS THAT OF A COVID-19 PATIENT
The Ogun State Ministry of Health has debunked rumours claiming that the corpse in a viral video, at Primary Health Centre Oke-Illewo, Abeokuta is that of a COVID-19 patient.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State's Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker on Saturday, May 9.
Coker revealed that the corpse was brought in dead by the driver to the Primary Health Centre along with the individual's husband.
The husband hurriedly pushed the deceased's body on the floor, which at that moment was captured on camera by an unknown person.
To abate the situation, the matron in charge of the facility arranged for an ambulance belonging to the facility to evacuate the corpse.
The deceased and her husband were tested for COVID-19, which results are still awaited.
After thorough investigations, the two health workers on duty as at the time of the incident said the family brought the woman dead on arrival, after spending some days at an undisclosed Celestial Church of Christ.
As at the time of the report, the cause of her death has not been ascertained.
However, sanitarians had disinfected the maternity Center to avoid unforeseen infection, which might arise, peradventure the results of the tests conducted come out positive.
Similarly, it was reported that a lady was brought in dead at an undisclosed Health centre at Ijebu Ode.
The family of the deceased confessed that the lady in question aborted Pregnancy.
Coker urged residents of Ogun state not to panic as the State will leave no stone unturned at curbing the spread of Coronavirus.