FMC, Abeokuta confirms death of Coronavirus patient, shuts down accident emergency ward

The Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu.
Femi Adeleke
The management of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Sunday confirmed that the pregnant woman who died in the hospital died of Coronavirus.
According to a statement by the Head, Public Relations of the hospital, Segun Orisajo in a Abeokuta, the hospital recorded three suspected cases of Coronavirus.
“However, two of the patients tested positive while one was negative. One of the patients who tested positive was a pregnant woman who passed on on Friday. Her result returned positive on Saturday”, Orisajo said.
There was palpable tension in the hospital on Saturday when the pregnant woman who had visited the obstetrics and gynecology units of the hospital reportedly died of Coronavirus.
The management disclosed that the corpse of the pregnant woman had been released to her husband “after careful counseling and due adherence to the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on such a matter.”
According to the hospital, the second patient, a young man had been transferred to an Isolation centre in the State, where he has be confirmed to be clinically stable.
The hospital noted that both patients were managed in the Accident and Emergency Complex of the facility, adding “They (patients) were suspected cases right from onset and hence were isolated from other patients and staff throughout their stay in the unit.”
Orisajo disclosed that the hospital had began the process of decontamination of the facility and contact tracing, saying “the Accident and Emergency Complex where the patients were admitted has been temporarily shut down to allow for a thorough on-going decontamination exercise while patients have been properly re-located.”
The Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu has allayed the fears of  the staff, patients, their relatives  and the general public members stressing that there was nothing to be afraid of, assuring that the Management was on top of the situation.
“As a responsible health institution, we have initiated some anti-panic measures to put the mind of all our people at rest that there was nothing to be afraid of after all. As Abeokuta
the hospital does not have any Coronavirus patient. We will ensure a total adherence to all the measures earlier mentioned in this statement.”
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