FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, UMUAHIA:
COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE
It is with great joy that I announce to you that our second COVID 19 patient has tested negative. The result correlates positively with her clinical condition which has improved remarkably.
Therefore, in line with the updated NCDC treatment guideline, she has been discharged today from the isolation facility.
Therefore, to the glory of God we have successfully managed all our COVID 19 patients with 100% survival.
As an institution we will continue to leverage on the experience gained from this success, in the management of subsequent COVID 19 patients and others with similar conditions.
The management wish to appreciate all doctors, nurses, and other staff involved in the treatment of the patients and their contacts, and assures that their efforts will not go unrewarded.
We are also grateful to Abia State Government and National Centre for Disease Control for their immense support.
Finally, I enjoin all staff to continue to maintain high level of vigilance and the practice of standard precautions in the provision of care to patients.
Management on its part will continue to develop appropriate policies in response to the epidemic, strengthen our risk communication and intensify effort in the provision of personal protection equipment.
Dr. Azubuike K. Onyebuchi