In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, June, 2020

COVID-19 Affected person Who Fled Isolation Centre ‘Infects Employees’ At Plateau Hospital

COVID-19 Patient Who Fled Isolation Centre ‘Infects Workers’ At Plateau Hospital


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Rayfield Medical Providers Restricted, a personal hospital in Plateau state, has been reportedly shut down over breach of COVID-19 protocol.

Based on PUNCH, the non-public hospital was closed on the orders of the state activity drive on COVID-19 after it was found that an contaminated affected person who had earlier absconded from one of many state’s isolation centres was being handled on the hospital.

A well being employee on the hospital was quoted as saying the affected person, on arrival on the hospital, denied having any signs of the illness and having been in touch with any COVID -19 affected person.

The affected person was mentioned to have been managed for 2 days on the hospital earlier than the reality was found.

The supply reportedly mentioned that additional assessments carried out confirmed that some employees of the hospital had been additionally constructive for the illness.

“A COVID-19 affected person absconded from one of many state hospitals and got here to us for remedy for an unrelated sickness,” the well being employee was quoted to have mentioned.

“The affected person denied any historical past of contact with a COVID-19 affected person in addition to any historical past of signs suggestive of COVID-19.

“The affected person was managed for 2 days in our facility earlier than we found the true state of affairs from the state ministry of well being.

“The affected person was instantly evacuated by the ministry of well being officers to the isolation facility and the hospital fumigated.

“Screening of main and secondary contacts revealed that quite a few our employees had been additionally constructive for the virus. They’re additionally being attended to by the state ministry of well being officers.

“According to the state protocols, the hospital companies have been suspended for 2 weeks and your entire facility closed for fumigation.

“We hope to renew regular companies to most of the people instantly after the expiration of the necessary two weeks.”

The state has confirmed 168 instances of the illness.

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