Lafia Hospital in Oyo state has released a statement after being exposed to Oyo State’s first coronavirus (COVID-19) death.
Read full statement below.
A statement from ‘that private hospital’ exposed to Oyo State’s first COVID death:
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 covid-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 Wednesday 22nd April 2020 the covid test came positive and patient was reported dead on that same day . All members of staff who had contact with the patient have been tested for covid-19. Our facility was visited by the NCDC task force 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. LAFIA HOSPITAL Management