The Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti (FETHI), yesterday announced the recovery and subsequent discharge of a female lassa fever patient from the hospital.
The Chief Medical Director, Dr Lawrence Ayodele who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Ido Ekiti said, the feat was achieved through the determination of staff of the tertiary health institution.
A 19-year-old student of School of Nursing, owned by the institution, was diagnosed with the diseases about three weeks ago and has been receiving treatment at isolation centre of the hospital.
Dr. Ayodele who praised the doctors, nurses and other health workers of the institution who contributed immensely to the success story, however said the care givers who allegedly abdicated their responsibility by refusing to join the team in treating the patient, will be sanctioned for alleged professional misconduct.
The CMD while thanking the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ekiti State government for their supports, presented a Nurse, Mrs Adejoke Awotona and her team with certificates of excellence in service to mark the breakthrough.
Ayodele who stated that the patient was discharged after a post-treatment diagnosis at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State called on the minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to reward the experts and grant national recognition to its isolation centre.