The Federal Ministry of Well being has not accredited any personal hospital to deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
Well being Minister, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Friday in the course of the briefing by Presidential Job Drive (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
The Minister famous that though some personal hospitals have proven curiosity to deal with the virus, none have met the factors to obtain approval but.
“No accredited personal hospital has been given approval in Abuja. Lagos is some accredited hospitals. There’s one giant hospital in Lagos that has referred to as me and mentioned they need to turn into a coronavirus remedy centre.
“The construction of the hospital is that they’re able to take away all current sufferers they’ve and do nothing however Coronavirus remedy. That may be good as a result of they don’t stand the possibility of cross-infection.
“However, in the mean time, there is no such thing as a hospital that has met the factors.
“Treating of personal sufferers will not be allowed. It’s dangerous. Coronavirus is among the most simply transmitted illnesses you possibly can consider. So, it’s not allowed to deal with Coronavirus privately,” he mentioned.
Ehanire added that there are main pointers that should be adhered to for a hospital to have the ability to efficiently deal with COVID-19.
“If you’re a non-public individual and also you need to run a remedy centre, you need to present that you’ve got the workers. The physician have to be an infectious illness specialist.
“You want nurses and even cleaners which can be skilled as a result of the dealing with of this hospital is completely different from atypical hospitals. They have to be skilled in an infection management skilled protocols. The hospital have to be correctly ventilated.
“It’s important to have inspection by a staff of accreditors that will provide you with go forward.”
The Minister mentioned since there is no such thing as a hospital that has met the factors, treating of COVID-19 sufferers privately is dangerous and never allowed.
Ehanire concluded that the sooner prognosis remedy of COVID-19 sufferers is essential to keep away from fatality.