Following the latest update from NCDC on Wednesday, May 13, Nigeria’s recovery figure rose to 1,070 after 111 patients were discharged from various treatment centres across the country.
The chairman and founder of Daar Communications, owners of AIT, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi Snr has recovered from COVID-19.
Nigeria Centre Disease Control (NCDC) said, Among the recoveries recorded were a 98-year-old woman and 25 other patients who were successfully treated in Lagos and other states respectively.
Raymond Snr and two of his grandchildren who were also infected, have recovered and were discharged on Thursday morning May 14, after testing negative twice for the virus.
In a letter of appreciation signed by him, the media mogul expressed gratitude to God for seeing his family through the trying period.
“I am exceptionally indebted to God Almighty for keeping and protecting me and my entire family all through our isolation at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada Isolation Centre” his letter read
Dokpesi thanked Nigerians in the country and in the diaspora for their concern and prayers, including eminent personalities who reached out with messages of support.
Dokpesi believes that with well thought out policies, coupled with targeted and highly coordinated investment in the health system, Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19 may become the catalyst for the much-needed reform in the health sector.
Dokpesi was discharged with two of his grandchildren. The final recovery test result of other family members are being expected.
On May 1st, Dokpesi, his daughter-in-law and six members of his family, tested positive for the virus, days after his first son, Raymond Jnr, tested positive for the virus. They were immediately evacuated to an isolation center in Abuja where they received treatment for the disease.