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St. Nicholas Hospital shuts operation as it confirms exposure to COVID-19

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St. Nicholas Hospital shuts operation as it confirms exposure to COVID-19

St. Nicholas Private Hospital in Lagos State has shut down operation for two weeks due to coronavirus.

A statement signed by its clinical director, Ebun Bamgboye, said its Lagos Island branch has been exposed to the disease.

The hospital disclosed that it contacted the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the facility had been decontaminated, adding that
it’s Victoria Island branch remained open.

The statement reads in part, “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 said.

“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.”

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