The management of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta has confirmed recording three fresh positive cases of COVID-19, including two of its staff.
This was announced in a statement Saturday night by the Head, Public Relations and Information of the hospital, Segun Orisajo.
The development happened barely 24 hours after the hospital also confirmed two positive cases of the dreaded coronavirus on its facility
“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 (Friday), the Centre confirmed the two cases in a statement.
“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 statement read.
The statement quoted the Medical Director (MD) of the hospital, Professor Adewale Musa-Olomu, to have at a meeting with the representatives of the unions in the centre on Saturday re-assured them of their personal safety and protection.
“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 MD was quoted saying during the meeting.
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