Osun Govt breaks silence on Covid-19 patients allegedly missing from isolation centre
The Osun state government on Saturday reacted to a story trending on social media that six Covid-19 patients found their way out of the Ejigbo isolation centre, Mouthpiece NGR can reports.
The trending story gave the following names as Covid-19 patients who escaped from the isolation centre at Gedu in Ejigbo.
LAWAL Waliyulah, Masifa Ejigbo
2. LASISI Murafat, Olugbodi’s compd Ejigbo
. C/o Ganiyat Alabi
3. Yusuff Afees, Ile Alawe, Ejigbo
4. Isola Abibat, Ile Olori, Ejigbo
5. Nua Oyeleye, Ile Jesu, Oguro Ejigbo
6. Juel Olasupo, Ile Baale Ejigbo
Reacting to the issue, the state commissioner for information, Mrs. Funke Egbemode described the story as false, adding that the first person on the list of the purported missing patients, is indeed currently in their facility in Ejigbo.
The statement reads “Our attention has been drawn to a story purporting that six persons were missing from our Isolation centre in Ejigbo.”
“Nothing can be further from the truth. As a government, we have not issued any statement to confirm or deny such story. Besides, a quick check showed that the name and number of the first person on the list of the purported missing patients, is indeed currently in our facility in Ejigbo.”
“Recall that about a week ago, we received 127 returnees from Ivory Coast and we have kept them since then to avoid community transfer of the virus.
“This morning we embarked on a headcount and found out that only one person could not be accounted for by officials stationed at the Isolation centre out of the 127 persons.”
“The State Government is currently investigating the matter and will ensure that the missing person is brought back to the Isolation centre and we will also ensure we trace all his contacts.”
“We want to reiterate that any official(s) found culpable will also be dealt with accordingly.”
“We implore members of the public to discountenance the alarm being raised. We will continue to do everything to protect the lives of our citizens in this fight against Coronavirus. “