Three private hospitals have been accredited by the Lagos State Government to treat COVID-19 patients in the State.
This was revealed in a statement by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi during the daily press briefing on the management of COVID-19 in the state.
Prof. Abayomi said one of the hospitals has already started admitting patients while the other two would soon follow in kind.
Excerpts from his statement read;
“They have passed the biosecurity compliance test. They have made modifications to their hospitals so that their staff and other patients are not put in danger or exposed to a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
“Those private hospitals have passed the test and we are just in the process of issuing them with accreditation certificate so that they can start managing COVID19 patients in the private sector.
“However, even if they are managing COVID19 in the private sector, it still comes under the supervision of the Lagos State Government Ministry of Health.
“Also, information about every patient managed by the hospitals must be made available to us so that we can record it in our database.
“COVID-19 remains a public crisis and all public crises are managed and supervised by the Lagos state government and by extension the federal government of Nigeria.”
Prof. Abayomi however declined to name the hospitals.