The Plateau state government, has been reportedly shut down a private hospital, Rayfield Medical Services Limited, over breach of COVID-19 protocol.
The state task force on COVID-19 gave the order today following the discover that an infected patient who had earlier escaped from one of the state’s isolation centres was being treated at the hospital.
A staff of the hospital noted that the patient upon arrival at the hospital had denied having any of COVID-19 symptoms
NaijaNews learnt the hospital was discovered two days after it admitted the patient
The source reportedly said that further tests carried out showed that some staff of the hospital were also positive for the disease.
“A COVID-19 patient absconded from one of the state hospitals and came to us for treatment for an unrelated illness,” the health worker was quoted to have said.
“The patient denied any history of contact with a COVID-19 patient as well as any history of symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
“The patient was managed for two days in our facility before we discovered the true state of affairs from the state ministry of health.
“The patient was immediately evacuated by the ministry of health officials to the isolation facility and the hospital fumigated.
“Screening of primary and secondary contacts revealed that a number of our staff were also positive for the virus. They are also being attended to by the state ministry of health officials.
“In line with the state protocols, the hospital services have been suspended for two weeks and the entire facility closed for fumigation.
“We hope to resume normal services to the general public immediately after the expiration of the mandatory two weeks.”
The state has confirmed 168 cases of the disease.