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Ogun Govt Celebrates Health Workers For Safe Delivery Of Covid-19 Patient

The Ogun State Government has congratulated a team of health workers at the maternity unit of the State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, for taking successful delivery of a baby girl by a 28-year-old COVID-19 patient.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who conveyed the congratulatory message at the hospital premises, disclosed that a dedicated team of doctors, midwives and other health workers took the safe delivery of the mother, who was asymptomatic, in the early hours of yesterday without putting their health and others at risk.

Coker noted that the decision to celebrate the health workers was to appreciate their longstanding professional efforts towards containing further spread of the deadly virus among the people.

She said, “The Prince Dapo Abiodun led-administration in the state is indeed appreciative of the concerted efforts of healthcare professionals who have exemplified themselves overtime and particularly towards containing the spread of the virus among the people.

“Today, we are at the State Hospital to celebrate our doctors, midwives and others for taking delivery of a baby girl by an asymptomatic COVID-19 mother for this great feat.

“It is very easy to criticize, but when some people do brave things such as these, all we need to do is to always appreciate them so they can be motivated to do much more whenever the need arises.”

Husband of the COVID-19 patient, who craved anonymity, appreciated God and the team of healthcare workers for the safe delivery of the newborn and mother.

He said, “I strongly believe that COVID-19 exists, there is no doubt about it. I want to encourage people that whosoever that is found positive should not see it as a death sentence. It is something that is treatable and for those that have proper immune to fight it, it would fight it and the person would be back to his normal self.

“When I was told that my wife had the virus, I subjected her to self-isolation at home, which she did and hoping God to heal her outright.”

He, thereafter, advised the general public, particularly those that still do not believe coronavirus exists, not to see it as a child’s play but should endeavour to strictly follow the laid down guidelines on COVID-19.

The Commissioner, who was in company of the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Hospital Management Board, Dr Nofiu Aigoro, and other directors, also visited other newborns and their mothers in the other maternity wards.

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