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FMC Abeokuta Refutes Death Of Lassa Fever Patient


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Management of Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State has denied the death of a Lassa fever patient in the hospital. 

It would be recalled that, news of a 26-year-old pregnant woman who died of Lassa fever at the hospital filtered the town at the weekend. 

But the Head of Public Relations and Information, FMC, Abeokuta, Segun Orisajo faulted the report, saying, no one died of Lassa fever in the hospital.

He confirmed that, the 26year-old pregnant woman, Titilayo Akinsola was alive and has been transferred to the Fedemi Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Edo State for expert care due to her pregnant status. 

Orisajo therefore enjoined members of the public to disregard the purported death rumour of Mrs. Akinsola, while urging the public to fully embrace the hand washing measure.

"The authorities of Federal Medical Centre Idi Aba Abeokuta has debunked the news making the rounds that Lassa fever has claimed the life of a patient at the Centre.

"The Hospital Management remarked that the pregnant woman who was claimed to have died of lassa fever, Mrs Akinsola Titilayo, 29 was indeed alive and has been transferred to the Fedemi Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Edo State for expert care due to her pregnant status.

"About Five days ago, a pregnant lady (Akinsola Titilayo) was admitted into antenatal ward laboratory investigation later confirmed her to have tested positive to lassa fever.

"Because of her condition, she has to be transferred to Federal Irrua Specialist Hospital, a designated Federal Institution equipped for the management of such cases.

"We hereby wish to state categorically that Mrs titilayo is alive. The only death that was recently recorded in the Centre was that of a man who died of Dengue fever".

"The Management of the Centre under the able leadership of the Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu has therefore urged members of the public to disregard the purported death of Mrs. Akinsola.

"The Medical Director stated that the Centre has commenced contact line tracing while panic control measures are also being activated.

"The Medical Director urged the public to fully embrace the hand washing measure while other protocol for prevention and treatment are being implemented strictly at the Centre."

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