Lafia Hospital Closes After Admitting Covid 19 Patient, All Staff To Undergo Test
Lafia Hospital Apata, Ibadan has been shut down to undergo
decontamination after the management admitted to have treated a patient of coronavirus who later died of the virus at University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital.
In a press release issued by the Hospital management, it was stated that the hospital has been closed for 14 days in order to decontaminate the building after reported case of the dead case of coronavirus visited for their health services.
Press Release By Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan read :
Dear Clients and Visitors,
On Monday the 20th April 2020, a 55 year old known patient with hypertension and DM presented in our hospital having earlier attended about 3 undisclosed private hospitals for typhoid and malaria fever without improvement.
He was examined by the doctor on call who requested for X-ray. On Tuesday 21st April he brought the report which was reviewed by the Consultant who suspected corvid-19.
It was at the point of contacting the NCDC that the daughter of the patient confessed that his father has been tested for covid -19.
He was immediately referred to UCH. On Tuesday 21st April 2020 the covid test came positive and patient was reported dead on Wednesday 22nd April 2020.
All members of staff who had contact with the patient has been tested for covid-29.
Our facility was visited by the task force on NCDC on Thursday 23rd April . Even though not prompted by NCDC to close, the facility is currently closed off for decontamination of the building and our services remains suspended for 14 days.
The safety of our staff and our patients is of paramount importance to us.
All other members of staff will also undergo covid-19 test .
We shall keep you updated from time to time.