The very first Nigerian Ebola patient has been discrage from the quarantine unit of the Emergency Operation Centre at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.
News of the discharge of the unnamed female doctor, who was one of the primary contacts of the late Liberian Patrick Sawyer, was broken, yesterday evening by the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu.
Prof. Onyebuchi, accompanied by Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris and others on the Joint Federal/State Ebola Virus Disease respond team, to give latest update on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country, said the discharge Ebola patient had been given a clean bill of health to go home.
He said: “The EOC has advised me to announce that the first Nigerian to be confirmed to have Ebola Virus Disease has this evening been discharged from the isolation unit at the Mainland Hospital, Lagos.
“I have consulted with the experts, and they said clearly that there was a discharge protocol that was employed for this particular patient. It has been followed strictly and was concluded today and what you are getting now is the final outcome.
“Ordinarily, if she had been afflicted with another illness, she would have been discharged long before now”.