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Anxiety as Two Workers of FMC, Abeokuta, Three Others test Positive of Covid-19

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There is apprehension among the staff of Federal Medical Center, FMC, Idi-Aba,  Abeokuta as a Nurse and an Administrative Officer with the Center, have contacted and tested positive for Coronavirus.

Three other patients have also tested positive for the virus bringing the total number of patients to five.

In a statement released Saturday  evening by the management of the hospital confirmed that two members of their staff have tested positive with three others.

The statement which was signed by the Center's Public Relation Officer, Segun Orisajo, said two patients who tested positive for coronavirus  early this week  at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta were "this evening transferred to the Ogun State Isolation facility at Ikenne Yesterday.

"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.

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

" He also had the same message for the users of the Centre whom he said had nothing to be afraid of as the Management was fully alive to its responsibility".

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.

He urged the sick and those in need of the Centre’s services to approach the Centre whenever the need arises.