One of the discharged coronavirus patients in Lagos has called on Nigerians not to panic as there are hopes that the virus can be defeated.
The patient, who spoke to newsmen shortly after he and four others were certified healthy to be discharged from the isolation center, said “I came in here on the 15th and after the test showed positive, I was asked to come back the next day. So I was admitted here.
“Initially, there were hitches but it later turned out fine. The health workers did fine, all our challenges were attended to. I’m a living witness together with my other colleagues.”
He gave an impressive hope, saying people should not panic as the virus could be defeated.
“We can beat it. I want to assure others that this is not their resting place. Encourage yourselves, take your medications and in no distant time, you will get out of here.
“I want to appeal to the federal government and Lagos State government that they should remunerate all those workers who have volunteered to work accordingly, so as to serve as encouragement to others, adding: “If they are not here as first responders, many would have died.”
Another patient said: “I was admitted last Sunday. Initially there were challenges, the following day, they brought bed, mask and some equipment.
“Apart from what my colleague said, the workers should be insured. Proper insurance will let people do what they have to do.”
He narrated a scenario where the workers could not attend to him because he tested positive, saying “they went back and I slept of. I woke up around 3 a.m. So they deserve life insurance to encourage them to do their job
So far, eight coronavirus have to-date being the discharged from the Lagos isolation centre.