Ebola Case: Lagos Says Medical Centre Acted Professionally

The Lagos State Government has thrown its weight behind the First Consultant Medical Center.

The Special Adviser on Public Health to the Lagos State Government, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, told Channels Television earlier on Tuesday that the hospital took all the necessary precautions in caring for the victim who died last week.

“I wish to debunk the rumour that the hospital was not competent. This hospital saved us basically by having a high index of suspicion being able to call it within 24 hours.

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“The hospital, First Consultants, was fantastic in handling this man’s situation and I’m grateful to God that that was the hospital he went to because I’m not sure a lot of our hospitals were truly prepared. They (First Consultants) were so prepared that they had the personal protective equipment on their facility”, she said.

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She also explained the reasons why the hospital was shut.

“The hospital was locked down in the sense that he died while in the hospital. Although it is not common to be (infected) in the same room, if you didn’t touch him, chances are that you wouldn’t get the infection.

“But some of the staff might have attended to him that would have gone round the rest of the hospital in this first 24 hours. There were other patients in the wards that they might have attended to.”

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