The Rivers State Government Sunday afternoon said that three Ebola patients in the state have been moved into the State’s quarantine centre at Oduoha in Emohua Local government area of the State.
This was made known at a news conference by the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Samson Parker in Port Harcourt, according to Parker he said those who were taken to the treatment centre at Oduoha include a pharmacist at Sam Steel Hospital,a nurse at Good Heart Hospital, the Hospital where the owner of Sam Steel Hospital Dr. Enemuo died and also the doctor who worked with the late Dr. Iyke Sam Enemuo.
The Commissioner said that, the three patients test results has not been confirmed as he added that the government is still waiting for their tests result by Sunday.
On the issue of the wife of the late Dr. Enemuo he said that she tested positive for the virus and at the moment she is in a stable condition in Lagos where she is quarantined.
“I have been telling you before now that almost 200 persons have been line-traced. Out of this number, we are still to be in touch with about 60 of them. But 50 high risk contacts have been identified. Because of stigma and the rest of them, these persons are not coming up, we are still on them,” the Commissioner said.
“We have three patients at the treatment centre now. The pharmacist at Sam Steel Hospital, the doctor that was working with him and also a lady at Good Heart Hospital while Dr. Enemuo was there.”
Dr.Parker said; “I am briefing you now. Operations are by the minute. They are three now. They won’t let you in now. That place is restricted. Probably when you went there, there were none, but I am telling you now that I was there when they were brought in.”