Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Ojukwu Varsity Hospital records Lassa fever patient

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Fear of contamination of lassa fever gripped patients and staff of
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, COOUTH, Amaku Awka, Anambra state capital,  when  a lassa fever patient was reportedly admitted in the hospital resulting in unexpected panic that forced the patients to distance themselves from the apartment where the lady
patient was kept.
Contacted on the development, the Chief Medical Director,CMD, of
COOUTH,  Dr. Lawrence Ikeako stated that, "actually we had a lady
patient that was admitted on the night of sunday and on Monday morning the staff, on suspicion that she may be a patient of lassa fever,
informed me of the suspicion.
We trained our staff in such a way that when they have suspicion of
serious cases they have to alert the authority which they promptly did on admission of the patient"
"So we had to notify the Ministry of Health and the Ministry came with her ambulance and took the patient to a Federal Government specialist
medical labolatory at Irua in Edo state, where she was confirmed to be a lassa fever patient"
"It is not that we don't have our own ambulance, we have ours provided
by His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano but just that the Health
Ministry decided to evacuate the patient with hers.
The Governor has helped us a lot to surmount most of our teething
problems and recently we received additional fund from him to help us
recruit staff" he revealed.
"We are nurturing a very young teaching hospital, we have graduated first and second sets of medical doctors. In five years we have recorded gigantic stride through our able Governor  who always comes to our financial needs whenever called upon"
"We have started the residency training, specialist training and this
is as a result of approval /  accreditations made possible by the Governor

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