No doctor has been recorded to have contracted COVID-19 and no record of deaths at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Asaba.
The Delta State Health Monitoring Office has been inundated with calls and messages regarding the below caption news which was circulated online captioned, FMC ASABA : 8 DOCTORS CONTRACTS COVID-19, 6 FEARED DEAD
The Delta State Health Monitoring Office wish to inform Nigerians and Deltans that this information is false and fabricated by purveyors of bad news cum Google rank seeking online news media.
The Delta State Government takes seriously the health of its citizens and offer care in line with global best practices. Doctors and Healthcare workers particularly those who man the COVID-19 treatment and isolation facilities across the State are well kitted in line with COVID-19 safety protocols for Healthcare Personnel as authorized by NCDC.
Asaba FMC is safe and always ready to offer health care services 24/7
Whilst we implore all residents of the State to be safety conscious by maintaining social distancing, wear face mask in public, avoid any crowded area and if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 or observe same on persons around you, kindly contact the State COVID-19 hotlines, the health Monitoring Office or the nearest Healthcare facility.
For purveyors of misinformation, this is a warning that such misleading news shall never be tolerated further, we shall take drastic action on whosoever concocts, circulates fake news aimed at causing public fear for mischievous purpose.
Together we can stop COVID-19 and get over these trying times
Dr. Michael Nwoko
SSA to Delta State Governor (Health Monitoring)