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Contacted Lassa Fever Hospitals Reopened

Lassa fever: Contact hospitals reopened
The first two contact hospitals of the Lassa fever victim, who later died at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State, have been re-opened and certified safe to provide health care services.


Commissioner for Health Babatunde Ipaye broke the news when he visited the Central Specialist Hospital and Rubee Medical Centre in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.

Ipaye, in a statement by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Adeniyi Akinbobola, said the step was to disabuse the public from stigmatising the hospitals and their staff, adding that the World Health Organisation (WHO) standard of fumigating and decontaminating was strictly adhered to by the government.


Appreciating the hospitals’ medical directors for managing the situation well, Ipaye said “if not for their pro-activeness in informing the Ministry of Health, the matter could have gotten out of hand”.

“I want to call on the public to continue patronising the Central Specialist Hospital and the Rubee Medical Centre as they have been fully certified to admit patients and provide good health care.

“What they have done was in the spirit of patriotism,” the commissioner said.

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