A file photograph of Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Professor Akin Abayomi. Picture: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi
The personal hospital in Lagos the place Abba Kyari, the Chief of Workers to President Muhammadu Buhari died, is a government-accredited facility, Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, has stated.
In a sequence of tweets on Saturday, Professor Abayomi stated First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, the place Mr Kyari was being handled for COVID-19 an infection is a biosecurity-compliant COVID-19 facility accredited by the Well being Facility Administration and Accreditation Company of the Lagos State Ministry of Well being.
Following enquiries on the passing away of the Chief of Workers to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday 17th April, 2020, the Lagos State Authorities states that:
Mallam Abba Kyari died from
Issues of #COVID19
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) April 18, 2020
“As a basis for accreditation, First Cardiology Consultants established a separate specialist wing with staff dedicated to the treatment of complicated cases of #COVID-19, under the supervision of the Lagos State #COVID-19 emergency response team,” Professor Abayomi stated.
Following the dying of Mr. Kyari on Friday, there have been claims that he flouted authorities well being officers’ suggestions by treating himself in a non-public facility.
In the meantime, on Friday, Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Well being, stated the federal authorities had not accredited any personal hospital to deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
Whereas talking in the course of the briefing by Presidential Job Power (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the minister famous that though some personal hospitals have proven curiosity to deal with the virus, none have met the standards to obtain approval but.
“No accredited personal hospital has been given approval in Abuja. Lagos is some accredited hospitals. There’s one giant hospital in Lagos that has referred to as me and stated they need to develop into a coronavirus therapy centre.
“The construction of the hospital is that they’re able to take away all current sufferers they’ve and do nothing however Coronavirus therapy. That might be good as a result of they don’t stand the prospect of cross-infection.
“However, in the intervening time, there isn’t any hospital that has met the standards,” he stated.