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COVID-19: Oyo Government warns against treating patients in private hospitals

Oyo State Authorities on Saturday warned house owners of personal well being amenities towards managing instances of COVID-19 of their well being amenities.

The federal government whereas warning non-public hospitals, stated that the rise within the charge of COVID-19 instances have been linked to personal hospitals within the state.

Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the state’s COVID-19 Technical Activity Drive made these declarations on Saturday.

The taskforce famous that there are 30 accepted Testing Centres together with the College School Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, for the aim of testing samples.

It added that these suspected to have signs of coronavirus an infection ought to be referred to those centres for testing and that testing for symptomatic or suspected instances is free.

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Chairman of the state’s COVID-19 Technical Activity Drive, Professor Temitope Alonge, in a memo addressed to Chief Government Officers, Chief Working Officers and Managers of personal well being amenities within the state, appealed to the well being staff to conform strictly with the advisory, reiterating that the Oyo State Authorities couldn’t afford any depletion within the healthcare workforce attributable to in poor health well being arising from coronavirus an infection.

Alonge stated, “The unfold of the brand new wave of the coronavirus an infection in Oyo State is rising and the stories reaching the Emergency Operations Centre and the Technical Activity Drive is that among the individuals contaminated had been managed for varied illnesses in some non-public well being amenities.

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“In some instances, the non-public well being amenities fail to inform the EOC about suspected instances that might have had their samples taken by the EOC on the invitation of the non-public well being amenities. Sampling of such instances by the EOC has been the established protocol and it’s nonetheless in place.

“Nevertheless, repeated breach of this protocol is worrisome and I want to remind all well being care suppliers that we aren’t proof against this an infection and admitting suspected instances in non-public well being amenities is unacceptable.

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“No non-public well being facility in Oyo State has been licensed to handle COVID-19 sufferers. Strict adherence to the laid down an infection prevention and management measures shall be enforced by the EOC at any non-public well being facility.

“I want to inform you that there are stories of a rise within the variety of healthcare staff who’ve contracted coronavirus an infection at varied healthcare amenities.”

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