SWITZERLAND, JUNE 6 – The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state government has accredited three private hospitals to manage COVID-19 cases in the state.
Abayomi disclosed this at a news briefing to give a situation report on COVID-19 management in the state.
He stressed that one of the accredited private hospitals is already admitting patients, adding that the other two will soon start admission and management of patients.
He said, “They have passed the biosecurity compliance test. They have made modifications to their hospitals so that their staff and other patients are not put in danger or exposed to a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
“Those private hospitals have passed the test and we are just in the process of issuing them with accreditation certificate so that they can start managing COVID19 patients in the private sector.
“However, even if they are managing COVID19 in the private sector, it still comes under the supervision of the Lagos State Government Ministry of Health.
“Also, information about every patient managed by the hospitals must be made available to us so that we can record it in our database.
“COVID-19 remains a public crisis and all public crises are managed and supervised by the Lagos state government and by extension the federal government of Nigeria,” Abayomi said.
The names of the private facilities were not given in a copy of the press release obtained by our correspondent.