March 2, 2024

Three health workers and four patients at the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State has tested positive to the Corona virus.

It was discovered that the health workers had contact with a pregnant woman who died of Covid 19 complications last week. The pregnant woman dies before her test result came out.

Out of the 10 samples sent by FMC during the week for laboratory test, 7 was said to have returned positive on Friday.

According to public relations Ogun FMC Segun Orisajo said, “So far, no doctor (is) affected. Some (health workers) are on self isolation based on exposure to covid-19 patients” he added “FMC Abeokuta on Friday evening, recorded two cases of patients who tested positive for the coronavirus. On presentation in the Centre on Thursday, the management isolated the patients based on the obvious manifestation of COVID-19 symptoms.”

Mr Segun Orisajo further stated “arrangements are already in progress to transfer them to government designated isolation centre.. All the health personnel that attended to them (the patients) were adequately kitted.”

He added “The centre is calm and no cause for alarm.”

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