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More People Discharged As Lagos Battles Ebola

More People Discharged As Lagos Battles Ebola

Four more people who had been undergoing treatment for the Ebola Virus Disease were on Monday discharged from the Lagos treatment centre after being certified free.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, made this known in a statement that was issued on Monday after   Natural Solutions Foundation, the manufacturers of Nano Silver,claimed that the drug was the only one capable of curing the deadly   virus.

Chukwu said in the statement by   his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Mr. Dan Nwomeh, that the four discharged persons   comprised two male medical doctors, a female nurse and a female patient.

He explained that the three medical personnel participated in the treatment of the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, who was the first person to die of the disease in Nigeria.

The fourth , according to him,   was at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos when   Sawyer’s case was being managed.

The statement read, “The Minister of Health has announced that four additional confirmed cases of EVD who have been managed successfully and are now disease free have been discharged today(Monday).

“They include two male medical doctors and one female nurse. The three participated in the treatment of the index case(Sawyer) while the fourth person was a female patient at the time the index case was on admission.

“This brings to five, the total number of patients diagnosed with EVD who have now been discharged from hospital.”

Chukwu had on Saturday, announced that a female doctor , who was the first Nigerian to be diagnosed of EVD,   had been discharged .

He had also said that Nigeria had recorded 12 cases of EVD, including   four deaths.     The number of Nigerians under surveillance in Lagos and Enugu, according to him, is 195.

The minister added that the patients under treatment had been moved to the new 40-bed capacity isolation ward provided by the Lagos State Government.

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