Eight Staff of FMC Abeokuta Test Positive for Covid-19

Eight members of staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Head, Public Relations and Information, of the Centre, Mr Segun Orisajo who made this known in a statement, explained that those affected included medical doctors, nurses and administrative staff.

Mr Orisajo pointed out that the staff were part of the team which had contact with a two and half year-old girl currently receiving treatment at the Centre’s Isolation ward.

He said the Covid-19 positive status of the affected staff was detected during the round of contact tracing carried out by the hospital’s Infection Control Team, stating that none of the staff had so far exhibited any symptom of corona virus.

The hospital’s spokesperson pointed out that the Medical Director, Professor Adewale Musa-Olomu had directed said though they had been asymptomatic, the 8 members of staff should proceed on self-isolation to receive basic  treatment.

He stated that the medical director prayed God for the quick recovery of the staff and expressed confidence that they would soon return to their duty post, while assuring residents about the safety of the centre, both for the workers and patients.

Oluremi Olugbenro 

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