The Oyo State Goverment has today Friday May 15th discharged 11 Patients from the infectious disease centre in Olodo, Ibadan.
Professor Temitope Alonge who is the coordinator of the infectious disease centre in the state stated to the press that they have had patients discharged but today’s number has been the largest so far .
He stated that the 11 Patients discharged were tested twice and confirmed negative of the virus, stating the patients were 3 females and 8 males.
Mr Alonge also revealed that a family comprising of the father, mother and children have also been admitted but are well taken care of and are presently stable.
There are currently 32 active cases inn the state and Mr Alonge confirmed that the 11 cases discharged were asymptomatic in nature. See statement below…
“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.
“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.
“We want to thank God for seeing them through. We are glad that they have recovered and are on their way home. Eleven of our clients are on their way home, Three females and eight males.
“The patients have stayed for between five days and two weeks at the treatment centre. We still have 32 patients at the isolation centre. And all of them are very stable.
“We only have one of them who has a co-morbid issue and hyemoglobbenopathy and 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 clients on the use of medications because we found out that he was using too many medications which can be injurious to his health.
“Apart from that, we even have a family here comprising a father, mother and children and they are all fine.
“Eight of the travellers who were intercepted from the North are among those released. I think they came from the Sokoto axis and now that they have tested negative, they want to go back through Sasa to Sokoto and I think out of the eight, four are going back through Sasa and another four will go through Ogbomosho, that was the axis they came from.”
One of the discharged patients who did not want to be disclosed thanked the state Government and health workers for their care while in the isolation centre.