COVID-19: Oyo State discharges eleven more patients

The Oyo State government on Friday discharged eleven patients from the State Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan, after they tested negative for the novel Coronavirus the second time.

The number comprises eight male and three female patients.

The patients, who had stayed at the Isolation Centre between five days and two weeks, were said to have all been asymptomatic throughout the period of their treatment at the Centre.

While discharging the patients to be reunited with the public, the Coordinator of all Isolation and Treatment centres in the State, Professor Temitope Alonge, said the number is the highest single discharge from the Centre so far.

He said, “We have had a lot of patients who have been discharged, yet this is probably the largest number till date. We have eleven of them who have tested negative twice and they will be discharged to go home today.”

Alonge revealed that there are still 32 active cases in the State, who are all stable, including an entire family of father, mother and children, who are receiving treatment and are equally all doing fine.

The Coordinator thanked all the caregivers at the Centre for their effort and support at ensuring the positive treatment of the patients.

Alonge said, “On behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, we want to sincerely appreciate the staff of the Ministry of Health, ably led by Dr Soji Adeyanju, the Permanent Secretary, Hospital Management Board, and also the doctor in charge of the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo.”

He disclosed that the Centre has one patient who has a co-morbid and haemoglobinopathy issue saying, “As I speak, one of our senior consultants at the University College Hospital is attending to him and also another Consultant in Psychiatry is going to come later to counsel this particular client on the use of medications because we found out that he was using too many medications which can be injurious to his health.”

One of the discharged patients, who spoke on the condition of anonymity on behalf of the other discharged patients, thanked the Oyo State Government and the medical officers for the care they received at Centre.

Source: Voice of Nigeria