In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, June, 2020

Lagos Accredits Three Non-public Hospitals For COVID-19 Therapy

Lagos Accredits Three Private Hospitals For COVID-19 Treatment

Lagos COVID-19 centres

Lagos Well being Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi


Lagos State Authorities has accredited three personal hospitals to handle COVID-19 circumstances within the state, The PUNCH reviews.

A press release from the Lagos State Ministry of Well being quoted the Commissioner for Well being, Prof. Akin Abayomi, as disclosing this at a information briefing to provide state of affairs report on COVID-19 administration within the state.

Abayomi pressured that one of many accredited personal hospitals is already admitting sufferers, including that the opposite two will quickly begin admission and administration of sufferers.

He mentioned, “They’ve handed the biosecurity compliance take a look at. They’ve made modifications to their hospitals in order that their employees and different sufferers will not be put in peril or uncovered to a better threat of contracting COVID-19.

“These personal hospitals have handed the take a look at and we’re simply within the strategy of issuing them with accreditation certificates in order that they’ll begin managing COVID19 sufferers within the personal sector.

“Nevertheless, even when they’re managing COVID19 within the personal sector, it nonetheless comes underneath the supervision of the Lagos State Authorities Ministry of Well being.

“Additionally, details about each affected person managed by the hospitals have to be made obtainable to us in order that we will document it in our database.

“COVID-19 stays a public disaster and all public crises are managed and supervised by the Lagos state authorities and by extension the federal authorities of Nigeria,” Abayomi mentioned.

The names of the personal amenities weren’t given in a duplicate of the press launch obtained by our correspondent.

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In the meantime, Abayomi described as unlawful the administration of COVID-19 sufferers by personal amenities within the state with out the data and approval of the federal government.

The commissioner pressured that each COVID-19 affected person within the state have to be identified to the federal government for enough knowledge capturing.

He mentioned, “If you’re managing COVID-19 with out authorities permission and we aren’t capturing your circumstances in our database, you might be performing an unlawful act, in accordance with the legal guidelines of Lagos State.

“So, if you wish to handle COVID-19 in Lagos State, we aren’t saying you can not. All that you must do is to submit an utility and we are going to go to your facility to make sure that you have got the required gear and specialised personnel to handle COVID-19 circumstances. When you can reveal that you are able to do all these, then we will provide you with the approval to handle the illness.”

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