… As Lagos State discharges 67 patients
By Vera Anyagafu
Lagos Health workers are currently basking in the euphoria of success, following a successful delivery of a baby boy by a positive COVID-19 patient.
The baby was delivered through a caesarean section at the Gbagada isolation centre on Saturday, May 16 , 2020.
Announcing the great achievement recorded by the State Government through her health workers, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the feat is another validation of the Government’s position that it would stamp out the Corona Virus from the State.
According to the governor “Today, a pregnant COVID-19 positive patient was delivered of a baby boy through caesarean section at the Gbagada Isolation Centre. Both Mother and baby are doing well.”
He added that “Today’s achievement is a pointer that our strategies in Lagos state are working and yielding the desired results. It is also a sign of victory and motivation for us as we push ahead in the battle against the Corona Virus pandemic.”
The governor also announced the discharge of 67 more patients from four isolation centres after testing negative two consecutive times for the Corona Virus.
He explained that the patients, 24 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 22 from Onikan, 11 from Agidingbi, 2 from Lekki and 8 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres were discharged having tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.
Giving an additional update on the pandemic, Sanwo-Olu said, with the latest development, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from Isolation facilities in Lagos stands at 608.
He however enjoined Lagosians to support the government in its drive to rid the State of COVID-19 by complying with all its directives on the various safety protocols.
” As our front line health workers record successes in the battle against COVID-19, we urge citizens to adhere strictly to our public advisories and directives as this is the only way we can break the chain of transmission of the infection and hoist the flag of victory at the end of it all.
“And as we look forward to more great news in the coming days, I urge you all to take responsibility and play your part for a COVID-19 FreeLagos,”, Sanwo-Olu added.