Five Covid-19 patients including a nursing mother have been discharged from the Akwa Ibom state Isolation center after testing negative for the dreaded disease by the Nigerian Center for Diseases Control, NCDC.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong who disclosed this to newsmen, said one of the discharged survivors was a medical worker with the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital. He explained that the nursing mother had to be given special treatment at the center since she had a 7months baby and two infants ages two and three respectively in her care.
- “I commend Governor Emmanuel for putting in place a means through which we were able to administer medical care to that woman because there was no way we could have brought her and three children into this facility, since none of the children had tested positive.
- “Her samples have now come out negative and she has also been discharged along with the other four cases” he said
According to NCDC, the state has 17 confirmed cases of the viral disease.