COVID-19: No Patient Detained At National Hospital – Management
The National Hospital Abuja (NHA) has said no COVID-19 patient was being detained in the hospital.
Deputy Director and Head of Information and Protocol for the hospital, Mr. Tayo Haastrup, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.
He said more than 35 patients were admitted at various times and 27 of them had been discharged successfully.
The only patient who refused treatment, according to him, stayed beyond 45 days and remained asymptomatic.
“All our patients were discharged within three weeks of admission, following treatment with their full cooperation and in line with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocol on case management.
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“We want to make it clear to the public that no patient is being detained in the hospital,’’ Haastrup said.
The NHS Deputy Director and Head of Information and Protocol disclosed that with the review of protocol for isolation with the Ministry of Health and NCDC, it was agreed that patients, who remained asymptomatic beyond 45 days, could be allowed to go home on self-isolation.
A repeat test could then be done after five to 10 days, to confirm if the patient has become negative, he added.
Haastrup advised the public to adhere to the rules and guidelines by the National Committee on COVID-19 to avoid further spread of the infection in the community.