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Osun Bans Private Hospitals To Admit, Treat COVID-19 Patients


Osogbo- Osun State Government has cautioned private hospitals in the state not to allow, admit and treat suspected or confirmed coronavirus patients.
State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode gave the warning in a public announcement issued in Osogbo.
She maintained that private hospitals in the state are not allowed to admit and treat suspected or confirmed coronavirus patients.

She stressed that non-adherence to the directive would attract prosecution by the State Government.
Egbemode disclosed the State government has accredited health facilities with required personnel to treat suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients in the State.
“The State Government of Osun has reiterated that private hospitals across the State are NOT ALLOWED to treat COVID-19 patients, whether suspected or confirmed.”
“The State has recognised, accredited and adequate Government facilities with the required personnel to take care of patients, whether suspected or confirmed, at its Isolation and Care Centres. Testing and treatment are free in all government facilities,” she said.
SOURCE :INDEPENDENT
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