Five Covid-19 patients, including the index case, who have been undergoing treatment at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara in Delta State, have been discharged.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr. Onome Ogueh, who disclosed this while addressing the Delta State Covid-19 Case Management led by Dr. Ann Ojimba and the Delta State NCDC representative, Dr. Otoh Daniel, expressed delight at the successful management and subsequent discharge of the patients.
He thanked the DELSUTH Covid-19 response team for its commitment to the treatment and care of the patients in spite of the dangers to themselves.
The hospital chief also stated that the success would not have been possible but for the proactive approach of the Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and the support of the Commissioner for Health, Dr Ononye Mordi that helped a great deal in ensuring that DELSUTH was prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic when the first case arrived on the 7th April, 2020.
The CMD added that where the hospital was using was not purposely designed as an Isolation/Treatment Centre, but a facility for inpatient mental health services that requires modification to make it appropriate for current use.
Also the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu has disclosed that a 29-year-old fruits seller in Agbor, Ika South Council Area of the state has tested positive to the novel Coronavirus.
Mr. Aniagwi in a statement in Asana on Friday said: “Let me bring you the good news of the successful management and discharge of five of our Covid-19 patients which includes our index patient.
“Yesterday we also recorded another case in Agbor, Ika South council area, with a 29-year-old fruit seller testing positive having exhibited the symptoms of the virus.
“With this development, the state now has 23 confirmed cases of the virus with 8 active cases after successfully discharging 11 with 4 fatalities. The state government is doing everything possible to flatten the curve even as we urge our people to continue to obey the necessary protocols against the pandemic.
“It is important for our people to embrace the new norm of wearing face masks in public places as a personal responsibility rather than doing so to obey government directives.” he stated