Breaking: Panic, confusion in Ondo as COVID- 19 patient was mistakenly discharged

— Over 20 doctors, nurses to go on isolation

Many doctors at the Federal medical centre, Owo will be placed on Isolation for having contact with COVID-19 patient in the hospital.

The patient who was admitted in the hospital was mistakenly discharged by the doctors in the hospital before the result came out.

The patient, a female was discharged on Sunday.

This has since thrown the hospital and Owo town into confusion and panicky.

The chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association in the state, Dr Confirmed this in a statement issued on Monday.

The statement reads, “Good morning Dear colleagues. We received sad news of one Covid 19 patient who was seen in our hospital from Friday to Sunday at FMC Owo. 

“What happened was a communication gap. Other patients results that was sent except that of the patient which was not ready as at that morning came back negative  but erroneously put that all FMC Owo patients were negative.

” By the time the result of this woman was communicated later in the evening which was positive,  she has been discharged. 
Oke urged health workers in the hospital  to remain calm as contact tracing have commenced.

He said  efforts are on the way to locate the patient and bring her back. 

He added, “Please let’s insist on PPE before seen any patient since we are now dealing with  community spread.

“To all that saw the patient right from Ijebu Owo down to FMC Owo, we are with you. God will continue to protect us. We will not fall for this deadly virus IJN. Pls let’s stay safe!”