By Monsuru Olowoopejo
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed that no fewer than 608 coronavirus patients have been allowed to leave the state isolation centers after recovering from the virus since the virus broke out in the state.
Sanwo-Olu added that another covid-19 patient was also delivered of a baby boy by health workers at one of the isolation centre in the state.
The governor, who disclosed these in a statement made available to The Guild, said that the development indicated that to end the virus in Lagos, all stakeholders must adhere to their roles.
He stated that of the 608 patients, 67 were discharged on Saturday after recovering from the virus at different isolation centers in the state.
“Also, 67 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients; 22 females and 45 males including 3 foreign nationals – 2 Indians and a Chinese were discharged to join the society.
“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 COVID19 in two consecutive readings.”
On the baby delivered, the governor hinted that the delivery was done through a caesarean section at the Gbagada isolation centre.
Sanwo-Olu said the feat is another validation of the Government’s position that it would stamp out the Coronavirus virus from the State.
He said: “I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today, a pregnant COVID19 positive patient was delivered of a baby boy through the caeserian section at the Gbagada Isolation Centre. Both Mother and baby are doing well.”
“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 Coronavirus pandemic.”