Five coronavirus patients admitted at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital, have been discharged by the Lagos State government.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, the four patients thanked the state government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the treatment, care, and support they received during their admission at the isolation center.
POLITICS NIGERIA understands that the state government has so far discharged eight patients from the center after recovering from the dreaded disease.
Speaking further, the patients also urged the government to place the workers at the center on life insurance due to the nature of their jobs.
One of the patients who spoke to newsmen said: “I came in here on the 15th and after the test showed positive, I was asked to come back the next day. So I was admitted here.
“Initially, there were hitches but it later turned out fine. The health workers did fine, all our challenges were attended to. I’m a living witness together with my other colleagues.”
Speaking further, the patient saying people should not panic as the virus could be defeated.
“We can beat it. I want to assure others that this is not their resting place. Encourage yourselves, take your medications and in no distant time, you will get out of here.
“I want to appeal to the federal government and Lagos State government that, they should remunerate all those workers who have volunteered to work accordingly, so as to serve as encouragement to others, adding that, “If they are not here as first responders, many would have died.”
Another patient said, “I was admitted last Sunday. Initially there were challenges, the following day, they brought bed, mask and some equipment.
“Apart from what my colleague said, the workers should be insured. Proper insurance will let people do what they have to do.
He narrated a scenario where the workers could not attend to him because he tested positive, saying “they went back and I slept of. I woke up around 3 a.m. So they deserve life insurance to encourage them to do their job.”