Breaking: Five Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Lagos

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The Lagos State Government on Monday said five Coronavirus patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.

This brings to eight the total number of discharged patients from the Centre.

The patients who had been quarantined at the isolation centre were released following their recovery from the viral infection.

Although, the discharged patients preferred anonymity, they expressed joy and satisfaction over the treatments they received.coronavirus

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Thanking the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his support and proactiveness, they pleaded that the workers at the Centre should be given life insurance.

According to one of the patients, who craved annonymity, “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.”

He said people should not panic as there was hope that 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,” he said.

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The discharged patients stated that if the responders were not there to assist, many would have died.

Also speaking, another discharged patient, who craved anonymity said he was admitted last Sunday and that initially, there were challenges, but noted that 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 said.

The discharged patients recounted a situation where workers could not attend to him because he tested positive, saying “they went back and I slept off, I woke up around 3 a.m. So they deserve life insurance to encourage them to do their job.”

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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