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COVID-19: I’m Yet To See Documentary Evidence Of Any Test Result - Dokpesi Jnr

COVID-19: I’m Yet To See Documentary Evidence Of Any Test

After recovering from COVID-19, the chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, says he can attest to improvement in his well-being even though he is yet to see evidence of his test result.

Allnews reports that Dokpesi Jnr on April 27 announced that he tested positive for coronavirus

Days later, his father and other family members also tested positive for the pandemic.

Hours after his father was discharged, Dokpesi also revealed that he has now tested negative for the virus.

In a message on Friday morning, Dokpesi Jnr, who spoke about his experience with the virus, said the combination of azithromycin, chloroquine and zinc were administered to him.

While commending the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the medical team at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital where he was treated for their efforts, he said he was yet to see documentary evidence of him testing positive for COVID-19.

 “My sojourn at the Gwagwalada isolation centre was an eye-opening experience which imbued me with confidence in the unabated enthusiasm and commitment of Nigerian public health workers to serve and ensure the welfare of each of their patients.

“It was also an exposé into the practical limitations of the system in ensuring even with best intentions that public health objectives in the face of COVID-19 are achieved and sustained.

“With praise and glory to Almighty God, I started feeling immediate improvement in my wellbeing once the combination of azithromycin, chloroquine and zinc were administered to me by Wednesday, 29th April, 2020. My senses of smell and taste which were lost since the time I arrived at the facility were restored by Friday, 1st May, 2020. All my vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation improved and have consistently shown excellent readings since. The oxygen machine which was brought to my room became redundant.”

“Whilst I can attest to my improvement in physical health and wellbeing, I regret to say that since my initial test to date, I have never seen any documentary evidence of any test result,” he stated.

“I take it in trust and good faith that the NCDC pronounced me COVID-19 positive and that they have now also pronounced me COVID-negative. I will appreciate it if the documentary records of the various tests on me and members of my family are made available for our medical records.

“Unless a spotlight is beamed on our testing facilities, capacity and documentation there is an immediate risk that patients will lose confidence in the statements of public healthcare providers, but more significantly, we will fail to move the needle forward in the battle against COVID-19 itself.”


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