The federal government has confirmed the discharged of five Coronavirus patients on Monday at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital, Lagos, under the supervision of Lagos State Government and Lagos state ministry of health. READ ALSO: GT Bank Reiterates Support For Lagos State Against Pandemic
Bringing to eight the total number of discharged patients from the Centre, the patients are said to have fully recovered from the virus and tested negative after being quarantined for weeks.
Speaking the condition anonymity, the patients expressed joy and satisfaction over the treatments they received from the team of health workers.
They also pleaded that the workers at the Centre should be given life insurance while thanking the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his support and proactiveness.
One of the patients 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.”
Also seizing the opportunity to advise Nigerians, the patient said: “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 an encouragement to others, adding that, “If they are not here as first responders, many would have died.”
“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,” another said.
Nigeria currently has 111 cases and 1 fatality, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.