Entrance-view/entrance into St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos. Photograph (saintnicholashospital.com)
One of many largest non-public hospitals in Lagos, St. Nicholas, has shut down its Lagos Island department.
In an announcement signed by its medical director, Ebun Bamgboye, the hospital stated the choice was on account of publicity to COVID-19.
The hospital additionally stated it has contacted the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) whereas its facility has been decontaminated by the Lagos state authorities.
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“The safety of all our staff and patients is of paramount importance to us. As such, we are complying with the directive of the HEFAMAA (Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency) to suspend our services for 2 weeks (Saturday 18th April 2020 — Saturday 2′ May 2020),” the hospital stated.
“We understand the critical needs of our patients, hence we have introduced our telemedicine services where patients can consult our doctors via video and audio channels by calling.”
The hospital stated its Victoria Island department stays open.