Dokpesi jnr says he was declared COVID-19 positive but didn’t see test result

Dokpesi jnr says he was declared COVID-19 positive but didn’t see test result

- Raymond Dokpesi jnr has narrated his experience of being treated for the COVID-19 virus

- The media personnel disclosed that he started feeling better after he was treated with a combination of medicines

- Dokpesi jnr said he would appreciate it if the documentary records of his various tests were made available

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The chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi jnr, has disclosed that he was not given any documentary evidence to show that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Dokpesi jnr was reported to have made the statement on Friday, May 15, when narrating his experience at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital where he was treated for the virus, The Cable reports.

Dokpesi jnr says NCDC declared him COVID-19 positive but he didn’t see any test result

Dokpesi jnr advocated for testing facilities and documentation to be improved. Photo credits: The Cable
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The media practitioner expressed appreciation to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the medical team that treated him.

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He said during his treatment, he started feeling better after a combination of medicines including azithromycin, chloroquine and zinc were administered on him.

Dokpesi stated that his senses of smell and taste which were lost when he arrived the facility were restored by Friday, May 1, 2020.

He noted that while he can attest to his improvement in physical health and wellbeing, he was not given any documentary evidence of any test result.

“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, he said.

Dokpesi pointed out that patients will lose confidence in the statements of public healthcare providers if testing facilities, capacity and documentation are not improved.

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Meanwhile, a prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Doyin Okupe, has revealed the medications he took days after he and his wire recovered from Covid-19.

Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, had announced on Tuesday, May 12, that he and his wife tested negative for the virus twice and were discharged in the early hours of the day.

The couple had spent some weeks at the isolation ward facilities in Sagamu, Ogun state, after testing positive for the infectious disease on Thursday, April 23.

Okupe who has been excited about his recovery took to his Facebook page on Wednesday, May 13, to share the medications he took.

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The PDP chieftain said he took Hydroxychloroquine, 400mg daily for two days and then 400mg daily for another three days

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He also used Azithromycin 500mg daily for 10 days while he continues to take Zinc sulphate 100mg and Vitamin C 1200 mg daily even after recovery.

Okupe who said he has a medical background revealed that he had commenced treatment with the hydroxychloroquine regime four days before moving to the isolation centre.

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