COVID-19: Lagos making headway in disease treatment, discharges additional five infected patients

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By Moses Adeniyi

Managing Coronavirus infected cases in Nigeria is making headway, as the Lagos State Government on Monday discharged additional five patients after been successfully treated to test negative from the killer disease.

The coronavirus patients who were successful treated were discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre (IDH), Yaba Mainland Hospital, thus bringing  the total number of discharged patients from the Centre to eight.

It would be recalled that the Italian index case alongside two other infected persons were earlier treated and discharged at the IDH, Yaba, Lagos, following a series of test confirming they are negative after treatment.

The discharged patients on Monday who had been quarantined at the isolation centre for a few days appeared stable and unruffled in outlook when they spoke to press men.

The patients who declined having their names in print, commended the curative measures employed, expressing joy and satisfaction over the treatments they received.

Appreciating the proactive effort of Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the discharged patients submitted that the medical personnel at the Centre should be given life insurance.

Speaking to Press men, one of the Patients said: “I came in here on the 15th and after the test showed positive, I was asked to come back the next day.So I was admitted here.

“Initially, there were hitches but it later turned out fine. The health workers did fine, all our challenges were attended to. I’m a living witness together with my other colleagues.”

Allaying fears on the part of the masses, he employed Nigerians to stay clear from panicking, stating that the virus is defeatable

“We can beat it (Coronavirus); I want to assure others that this is not their resting place. Encourage yourselves, take your medications and in no distant time, you will get out of here.

“I want to appeal to the Federal government and the Lagos State government that, they should remunerate all those workers who have volunteered to work accordingly, so as to serve as encouragement to others. If they are not here as first responders, many would have died.”

Another patient who narrated an account where a medical personnel attending to him tested positive said: “I was admitted last Sunday.

Initially there were challenges; the following day, they brought bed, mask and some equipment.

“Apart from what my colleague said, the workers should be insured.

Proper insurance will let people do what they have to do.”

It would be recalled that last week, the Special Assistant to the Lagos state Governor on Health, Tunde Ajayi, had disclosed that in addition to two persons earlier discharged, six patients being treated for the coronavirus have recovered and are ready to be discharged by the IDH, Yaba, Lagos.

Disclosing this on his Twitter handle last Thursday afternoon, he wrote: “Six of our #COVID19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon. There is something Lagos is doing right. Lagos takes the lead.”

Nigeria have recorded only one death incident; a patient who was reported to be suffering from a number of other chronic ailments, and thus couldn’t survive the infection.

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