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58-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in FMC Abeokuta

Federal Medical Centre Idi-Aba, Abeokuta has recorded a COVID-19 death amongst three new cases of the infection. One of the three patients, who were all adult males, died before the result of his sample came out.

POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that the deceased, a 58-year-old, was a known patient with a history of hypertension and diabetes. Although was admitted into the Centre last Thursday and being managed for ischaemic stroke, he died on Friday following clinical deterioration.

According to the spokesperson of the federal hospital, Segun Orisajo, the deceased’s sample returned positive on Sunday, after his corpse has been deposited in the morgue.

While giving updates on the other patients, he stated that the second patient is a 65-year-old man who lives in Obada Oko, near, Abeokuta.

“He was admitted last Tuesday and being managed for pulmonary tuberculosis. His sample also returned positive this evening.”

“The third patient is a 48-year-old known hypertensive who resides in Ifo. He was being managed for chronic kidney disease. His sample also returned positive this evening,” the statement of Sunday read.

Mr Orisajo added that all the medical and health personnel who managed the 3 cases took all necessary precautionary and personal safety measures.

“Arrangements are in progress for the evacuation of the two patients to the Ogun State Isolation Centre.”
Reacting to the development, the Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa- Olomu commended the team that managed the latest cases for their vigilance and professionalism.

“Health institution is always the hope of the sick, the reason why we will continue to do our best for our patients. At the same time, we are ensuring the safety of our personnel. The reason why against all odds, we ensured the adequate provision of Personal Protective Equipment for our staff whenever the need arises”.

The Medical Director reiterated his earlier advice to all staff and users of the Centre.

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