By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government on Thursday said that the only confirmed case of Coronavirus in the State is in stable condition and responding positively to treatment.
The Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi, disclosed this shortly after the meeting of the State Government Technical Committee on COVID-19, at the State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, saying that no severe symptoms had been traced to the patient.
He stated that the index case has been helping in easing the job of the medical personnel as he personally surrendered himself for treatment even before his health status was confirmed.
Alabi who commended the patient for the high level of understanding and cooperation exhibited said his action had assisted the state to implement its guiding principles against the deadly disease.
The deputy governor said the government had gathered useful information that would assist in contact tracing of persons that might have come in contact with the confirmed case.
He further said the government had equipped and strengthened the capacity of the Isolation Centre at the State Specialist Hospital, to handle suspected or confirmed cases.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, said the medical personnel had been tasked to double their efforts in curtailing the spread of the pandemic in Osun.
Isamotu added that the specialist hospital had been restructured for emergency cases, while cold cases would be treated in some of the other health facilities across the state.