COVID-19 Alert: Self-Isolate If You Visited This Hospital In Lagos

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St. Edwards hospital in Ajah, Lagos state has announced to its visitors to observe a 14 days self-isolation period as the hospital had unknowingly attended to a COVID-19 patient.


In a statement by Metro Health, one of Lagos State’s health maintenance organisations (HMOs), the St. Edwards had admitted the patient on April 11, who showed cardiac symptoms, TheCable reported.


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) called the hospital on April 12 regarding the patient who then visited St. Edwards to take samples of the patient for COVID-19 test which came back positive on April 14.


St. Edwards has however advised those who visited the facility between April 11 and April 15 should “immediately self isolate, stay at home and avoid contact with people including your family (by staying in a room) for 14 days.”


The Statement read:

“The Hospital received the team from NCDC, and sample was taken from the patient on that Sunday, April 12, 2020”.

“NCDC communicated the result on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, which confirmed the patient to be positive and said they were coming to evacuate the patient.


“NCDC did not come on Tuesday but eventually came on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, and evacuated the patient.

“The hospital has been cooperating with NCDC, WHO and all other health agencies that have called or visited since the incident.


“The hospital had been decontaminated on April 15 working with NCDC and following the guidelines stipulated by NCDC. Though NCDC counselled that they can start normal work after one (1) hour of decontamination, the hospital decided to remain closed and reopen for business on Friday, April 17, 2020.”


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