By Ovie Okpare
The Chairman of DAAR Communications PLC, Mr. Raymond Dokpesi Jnr., has requested the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) release the results of the tests which confirmed that members of the Dokpesi were positive for the coronavirus.
Dokpesi Jnr stated this on Friday after being discharged from isolation following confirmation that he was now negative to the disease.
The founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, and two of his grandchildren had also recovered from coronavirus on Thursday and were discharged from the University of Abuja Treatment Centre.
In a statement on Friday, Dokpesi Jnr said the family needed the result of the tests for family health record purpose and documentation.
He explained that officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control called him on Thursday night to inform him that he tested negative for coronavirus while also disclosing to him that his father and two other member of the family have recovered from the infection.
He said, “I wish to express my most profound appreciation to the very professional and dedicated staff of the NCDC and the university of Abuja Teaching Hospital medical team who attended to me and members of my family for the duration of our isolation at their Centre in Gwagwalada.
“With praise and glory to almighty God, I started feeling immediate improvement in my wellbeing once the combination of azithromycin, chloroquine and zinc were administered to me by Wednesday 29th April 2020.
“My senses of smell and taste which were lost since the time I arrived at the facility were restored by Friday 1st May 2020. All my vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation improved and have consistently shown excellent readings since. The oxygen machine which was brought to my room became redundant.
“However, whilst I can attest to my improvement in physical health and wellbeing, I regret to say that since my initial test to date, I have never seen any documentary evidence of any test result.
“I take it in trust and good faith that the NCDC pronounced me COVID-19 positive and that they have now also pronounced me COVID-negative. I will appreciate it if the documentary records of the various tests on me and members of my family are made available for our medical records.”