Three Medical Doctors Among New Infected Cases In Warri
By Onome Oghenetega
The COVID-19 index case in Delta State has been discharged after testing negative to the coronavirus.
The index case, who was treated at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, isolation/treatment centre was discharged on Thursday alongside two other patients who equally tested negative to the virus.
Chief Medical Director, DELSUTH, Dr. Onome Ogueh confirmed the development in a news release issued by its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Iteme on Friday.
Dr. Ogueh disclosed the discharged of the three patients while addressing the State COVID-19 Case Management Team led by Dr. Ann Ojimba and the State NCDC representative, Dr. Otoh Daniel at the University premises.
According to the release, “He (Dr. Ogueh) thanked the DELSUTH COVID-19 response team for their commitment in the treatment and care of the patients in spite of the dangers to themselves.”
He thanked the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye for their proactive approach and support to the isolation/treatment centre which resulted in the quick recovery of the first set of discharged patients from the centre.
NIGER DELTA TODAY Online reports that the first case of COVID-19 arrived DELSUTH isolation centre on the 7th April, 2020.
In a related development, NIGER DELTA TODAY Online can exclusively report that three of the four new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Warri on Wednesday are medical workers in the state.
It was learnt that the medical workers alleged to be all medical doctors were among the health workers who have been attending patients at the Warri Central Hospital where one of the isolation/treatment centres in the state is located.