Actions on the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, have been paralysed on Tuesday as medical personnel and sufferers abandoned the hospital on account of concern of Lassa fever which claimed two lives within the hospital.
The victims have been an assistant nursing officer, Abolanle Adesuyi, and a serving corps member, whose id couldn’t be ascertained as of the time of submitting this report.
The resurgence of the viral illness got here barely 4 months after the state authorities declared the state Lassa fever free.
The late corps member was stated to be a affected person who had been down with the viral illness and had been admitted into the FMC, Abeokuta.
Adesuyi was stated to have attended to the corps member, from who she contacted the virus.
Apparently startled by the loss of life of the 2 victims, the hospital administration commissioned a take a look at on the College School Hospital, Ibadan to find out the trigger.
The end result, which got here in on Tuesday, confirmed that Lassa fever was liable for their deaths on Friday and Sunday respectively.
Our correspondent additional gathered that two others – a health care provider and a nurse – have been reportedly being monitored on the intensive care unit of the FHC, Idi-Aba, over the virus.
As quickly the information of the character of the dying of the assistant nursing officer bought to the hospital, many medical personnel within the division abandoned the place.
Some sufferers within the hospital have been additionally mentioned to have pleaded to be discharged for concern of Lassa fever.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, confirmed that Adesuyi died of the virus.
He stated when the virus broke out within the hospital, the administration positioned Adesuyi and two different members of workers below surveillance.
In the meantime, the state authorities has confirmed that the deceased individuals had been victims of Lassa fever.
The state Commissioner for Well being, Babatunde Ipaye, whereas confirming the incident in an announcement in Abeokuta on Tuesday, allayed the concern of the medical employees, significantly nurses, saying the state of affairs “doesn’t name for pointless panic.”
He stated the state Ministry of Well being in collaboration with the FMC would shortly arrange an isolation centre on the hospital to take care of emergencies of such.
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