The Ondo State Government has declared Friday, 3rd July a work free day while flags are to fly at half mast for seven days to mourn the passage of the state commissioner for health , Dr Wahab Adegbenro.
A Statement from the commissioner for information , Donald Ojogo says the state is saddened by the commissioner’s sudden death.
The statement describes the late Commissioner as an embodiment of selflessness, hardwork and inexorable professionalism
Until his death, Adegbenro, a two-time Health Commissioner in the State, equally doubled as Chairman, Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee Against COVID-19.
He was at the forefront of the State’s battles against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
The goverment did not clarify what led to the commissioner’s death , Radio Nigeria however gathered that the he died while undergoing medical checkup at the Federal Medical Centre , FMC , Owo.
The state governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who is undergoing treatment having announced his COVID-19 status has commiserated with the family of the deceased and the state describing him as a medical hero.
Meanwhile , The Chief Medical Director , CMD ,of the state owned University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital , UNIMEDTH , Dr Oluwole Ige has reportedly tested positive for covid 19.
The CMD was said to have exhibited symptoms relating to Corona virus and subsequently underwent the test which came out positive
A statement by the hospital’s director of administration , Mr Babatunde Adeeyo however says Dr Ige is currently being treated and is responding to the treatment positively.
The statement enjoins members of staff of the Teaching Hospital and the general public to continue to observe universal precautions against COVID-19.#