One of the 11 patients discharged on Thursday from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital has expressed gratitude to the medical professionals after testing negative to the deadly coronavirus disease.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had announced that 11 patients have fully recovered and have been discharged to reuinte with their families.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the unnamed patient said “initially, I found it hard to settle into the facility. In fact, the first two days I spent here were so lonely for me,but I gradually settled and found companion in my fellow ward mates.
“The doctors and other health workers who attended to us were amazing and we appreciate their sacrifices.”
The patients include two females and nine males, who were discharged after testing negative twice consecutively.
“That the tests results of these patients came out negative twice is a big assurance to us that they pose no threat to the community. We are, therefore, releasing them in furtherance of our commitment for a disease free State.
“It is a thing of joy that we have not recorded any mortality and we hope – and pray – that it remains so. We will not rest on our oars but continue to work assiduously for the full recovery of the other patients so that they can return home to their families and the community.
“May I warn that this is not the time to relax, but to maintain our vigilance against Coronavirus because of the community infection that we are beginning to experience. We should be sober as the battle continues.
“I, therefore, advise Lagosians to remain steadfast as they stick to the rules of hygiene we have been told to practise,” Governor Sanwo-Olu said.