The Federal Medical Center’s Management at Idi-Aba, Abeokuta had on Sunday the 3rd May 2020 reported 2-novel coronavirus virus cases in their Centre. Amongst the two patients one is said to be pregnant who later died in the treatment process Healthforbes Media reports.
Three suspected cases were being taken cared of at the Emergency and Accident room at the Medical Center in the past few days, out of whom two tested positive for COVID-19.
Mr Segun Orisajo, who’s the Public Relations Officer of the Medical Center reported the development in a statement, defining that two of the victims tested positive while the order tested negative. He explained further by saying one of the patients who tested positive was a pregnant woman who died later on Friday Healthforbes Media reports.
Mr Segun added that the pregnant woman’s result came out positive on Saturday. He restated that her corpse was given to her husband after counselling and in adherence to the World Health Organization (WHO) rules and regulations on such situations.
Mr Orisajo reported that the second patients who tested positive was a young man that had been transferred to an isolation centre in Abeokuta State. He said the man is stable clinically
There were cases that was suspected from the onset and were isolated from other patients and staff of the hospital all through their stay in the hospital. A prescriped standards protocols was observed by the staff that attended to them…Mr Segun added
He said the Standard protocols practices of contracting tracing, decontamination among other have been done. A thorough ongoing decontamination exercise is performed at the Accident and Emergency complex where the said patients were admitted, though the centre has been temporarily shut down
while patients were been relocated.
The hospital’s ambulances and ambulance bay were also decontaminated said the spokesman.
“It was stated that the hospital went on a comprehensive fumigation of all buildings in the centre a month ago.. he added
He said the management has fixed additional precautionary measures to safe guard parents and employees against contracting the novel Coronavirus. However, all individuals coming into the hospital premises are required to wash their hands and apply the hand sanitizers provided at the entrance gates.
Again, all individuals within the hospital premises are expected to wear their face masks and gloves including eye gears.
The official stated that the chief medical director, Dr Adewale Musa-Olomu, has allayed the fear of employees, parents and their extended families.
“As a responsible Medical Center, we have introduced some anti panic measures to put the minds of all our employees at rest during working hours and afterwards. At this point our hospital has no COVID-19 patient. we will ensure to observe the precautionary measures endorsed by the WHO and the NCDC.