The Osun State Government has said the only confirmed case of Coronavirus in the state is in stable condition.
The Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, made this on Thursday after a meeting with the meeting of the State Government Technical Committee on COVID-19 at the State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo.
Alabi said the patient 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,
He said his action had assisted the state to implement its guiding principles against the deadly disease.
Alabi said: “The government had gathered useful information that would assist in contract tracing of persons that might have come in contact with the confirmed case.
“The state government had stepped up its guiding principles and control measures to curb the spread of the disease and health workers have been put on their toes for optimum performance at the present critical moment.”
He also said the government had equipped and strengthened the capacity of the Isolation Centre at the State Specialist Hospital, to handle suspected or confirmed cases.
He added: “Yesterday Mr Governor announced the confirmation of an index case of the Coronavirus and to this end, we have begun to be more proactive in combating the menace.
“We are working round the clock to strengthen our protocol and ensure that our guiding principles are tailored towards achieving the set objectives.
“On the confirmed case, no doubt the patient is responding to treatment and he is in stable condition. We have done the needful. He has been isolated to a place where adequate treatment will be given to avoid the escalation of the disease”.
The Commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu, said the medical personnel had been tasked to double their efforts in curtailing the spread of the pandemic in Osun.
He said: “We have also begun massive sensitisation exercise against the pandemic across the nooks and crannies of the state while the residents had equally been earned to refrain from embracing and hugging one another”.