By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Panic has set in, in Abeokuta as another two staff of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Head, Public Relations & information of Federal Medical Center, Mr. Segun Orisajo, stated this while briefing journalists in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
The two infected male cases were brought to the Centre’s Accident & Emergency Unit on Saturday and both of them were from Lagos axis.
In adherence to the triangular protocol put in place as part of the control measures, the two patients were immediately isolated from other patients.
In confirmation of the earlier suspicion by the care-givers, the results of their samples returned a few minutes ago were positive.
Arrangements are being finalised for their movement to the Ogun State Isolation Centre, Ikenne.
Reacting to the development, the Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa- Olomu, reiterated his earlier appeal to members of the public not to panic.
“I wish to remark once again that there was nothing to worry about. All our personnel who treated those patients took necessary precautionary measures.
“The Centre at the moment is not in short supply of Personal Protective Equipment for our personnel.
“At the same time we ensure the utmost safety of all patients who come to our Centre for medical and health care services. On the latest new cases, I wish to assure our staff and users of our facility that the Management is on top of the situation”.