By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA: Not less than Eight staffers of Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta have tested positive for coronavirus pandemic.
Those affected included Medical Doctors, Nurses and an Administrative staff.
This was contained in a release issued on Friday, June 26, 2020 by the facility’s Head of Public Relations and Information, Segun Orisajo.
Orisajo said, the affected staff were part of the team which had contact with a two and half years old coronavirus positive toddler currently receiving treatment at the Centre’s Isolation ward.
The Covid-19 positive status of the affected staff was detected during the round of contact tracing carried out by the hospital Infection Control Team.
He said nonetheless, none of the staff had so far showed the symptoms of coronvirus.
The Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu said all the staff are asymptomatic, they have been asked to proceed on self isolation and basic treatment commenced for them.
The Medical Director wished and prayed for the quick recovery of the affected staff while he expressed confidence that they will soon return to their duty post.
Prof. Musa-Olomu reiterated his earlier assurances about the safety of the Centre, both for the workers and patients.