Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Coronavirus: Health minister visit Isolation Construction site

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As part of Federal Government efforts to prevent an outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has inspected the ongoing construction of an Isolation Centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital(UATH), Gwagwalada.

Dr. Osagie said the facility is meant to house anyone who test positive to the Coronavirus at the point of entry through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

The minister said further stressed the need for a facility where diagnosis could be carried out by staff who would be trained by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Port Health Services Division of the Ministry, so that patients would not need to travel as far as Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, which is the special centre for Lassa Fever in Edo State.

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