Obi Justina Ejelonu,a graduate of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki is the 2nd nurse who had contact with late Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer at First Consultant Hospital Obalende. The native of Mbaise in Imo State has now opened up about the ordeal. She said in a Facebook group:
“I never contacted his fluids. I checked his vitals, helped him with his food (he was too weak)…..I basically touched where his hands touched and that's the only contact. Not directly with his fluids. At a stage, he yanked off his infusion and we had blood everywhere on his bed…..but the ward maids took care of that and changed his linens with great precaution. Every patient is treated as high risk …..if it were airborne, by now wahala for dey. I still thank God.
Friends, up to our uniforms n all linens were burnt off. We r on surveillance n off work till 11th. Our samples v long bn taken by WHO n so far we v been fine. For me, kudos to my hospital managt cos we work professionally wt every patient considered risk cos thats d training. Had it been it's a hospital where they manage ordinary gloves lik Govt hospital n some janjaweed private hosp..:lol….wahala for dey o. I must also thank Lagos Govt….infact! Even fed govt sef….all been supportive. I'm good n so r the others in d hosp…..”
Justina was among those who tested positive and is currently being quarantined at Mainland hospital Yaba Lagos alongside about 40 others.
Obi Justina Ejelonu
She is still alive and is said to be responding the treatment.