Covid-19: One dies, as FMC Abeokuta confirms three new cases
ABEOKUTA – Federal Medical Centre Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State has confirmed another three new patients of the coronavirus pandemic.
The three patients according to the hospital’s Head of PR and knowledge , Mr. Segun Orisajo were all adult males. Orisajo said, one of the victims died before the sample result came out. The deceased, a 58-year-old was a known patient with a history of hypertension and diabetes. He said, the patient was admitted into the Centre last Thursday and being managed for ischaemic stroke . He said the victim died on Friday following clinical deterioration. Orisajo noted that, his corpse has been deposited within the Morgue. He added that, the second patient, a 65-year-old man who lives in Obada Oko, near, Abeokuta was admitted last Tuesday and being managed for consumption . “The third patient could also be a 48-year-old known hypertensive who resides in Ifo. He was being managed for chronic kidney disease . His sample also returned positive tonight .” Orisajo maintained that every one medical and health personnel who attended to the three cases took all necessary precautionary and personal safety measures. He said arrangements are ongoing for the evacuation of the two patients to the Ogun State Isolation Centre. Reacting, the Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa- Olomu commended the team that managed the most recent cases for his or her vigilance and professionalism. “Health institution is typically the hope of the sick, the rationale why we’ll still do our greatest for our patients. At the same time we are ensuring the safety of our personnel. the rationale why against all odds, we ensured the adequate provision of personal Protective Equipment for our staff whenever the need arises. “There was nothing to be afraid or panic about. The hospital is safe both for our patients and staff”
Tola Johnson, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Micro Small and Medium and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs), says 100,000 small businesses will get N50,000 each.
NAN reports that the gesture is part of COVID-19 economic stimulus.
The presidential aide made the announcement at the inauguration of the Implementation of Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-Take Stimulus Schemes for MSMEs on Thursday in Abuja.
Johnson, the Project Coordinator, said that the schemes were part of the Economic Sustainability Plan drafted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led committee and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The Payroll Support targets 100,000 businesses. However, the number of individuals who will benefit from this is 500,000. What the government has done is to say that there a lot of MSMEs that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
“Afterward, there is a CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission) free registration; it is free for the MSMEs but the government is paying the CAC for this. What the government has done is to say to the CAC, you do this regularly to the MSMEs at about N12,000 or thereabout; give it to us at half price, we will give it to the MSMEs free.’’
Johnson added that under the National MSMEs Clinic, Osinbajo and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment went to no fewer than 26 states.
He said it was discovered that very creative businesses were not registered.
“They will tell you they don’t have N10,000 to N12,000 to register their businesses. The government had promised that at some point, we will do and I think the opportunity has come now; the opportunity cannot be better than now.’’
The official also announced that under the Survival Fund, the last strap would be the Transport and Artisans Support.
At least 333,000 beneficiaries will get a one-off N30,000 grant, Johnson said.
He added that the government will work with associations, individuals and the Ministry of Transportation to implement the scheme.