It was reported that the founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, and two of his grandchildren also recovered from coronavirus on Thursday and were discharged from the University of Abuja Treatment Centre.
Announcing the improvement in his health in an appreciation letter published on ait.live on Friday, the young Dokpesi said officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control called him on Thursday night to inform him that he tested negative for coronavirus, adding that two other family members have also recovered from the infection.
He noted that while receiving treatment at the Abuja isolation facility, he started feeling well when the combination of azithromycin, chloroquine, and zinc was administered to him.
He said, “I wish to express my most profound appreciation to the very professional and dedicated staff of the NCDC and the university of Abuja Teaching Hospital medical team who attended to me and members of my family for the duration of our isolation at their Centre in Gwagwalada.
“With praise and glory to almighty God, I started feeling immediate improvement in my wellbeing once the combination of azithromycin, chloroquine, and zinc was 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.
“However, 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. 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.”