For accidentally treating covid-19 patient, Ace Medicare clinic, situated at Kilometre 4, Idiroko express way, Ota and Ogun state Hospital, Onipanu, Ota are currently placed on quarantine.
VOA News correspondent gathered that Ace Medical hospital was closed down by government officials on Friday, 24th April, 2020 following the confirmation of covid-19 case in the hospital’s isolation unit.
In a chat with the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Kukoyi, he said that the hospital accidentally treated a patient whose ailment was not disclosed when he approached the hospital. It was later revealed after the hospital attended to him that he had symptoms relating to that of covid-19.
“There was a case of a patient who came around and did not disclose his true medical condition. We attended to him, but because we were fully prepared for any eventuality at this peculiar time, we acted with precaution. We suspected he was having something more than what he complained about, because he exhibited some symptoms of COVID-19. So we placed the patient in our isolation room”.
“We acted fast enough by calling the State Epidemiologist in Abeokuta, who arrived with his team promptly. Samples were taken and it turned out days ago that the man was COVID-19 positive. The State Ministry of Health had to evacuate the patient. Thereafter, we did the needful, fumigating and disinfecting the facility. The doctor who had direct contact with the patient has been quarantined. We didn’t leave any stone unturned.
Doctor Kukoyi lamented that it is a dangerous time and health workers are most vulnerable. “It’s a dangerous time and we the health professionals are the most exposed. But hindsight is important in handling any case, the way we have done”. He added that the hospital’s new facility opposite Winners Chapel, Ota is currently operational and not closed down.
In a similar twist, Ogun state General Hospital, Onipanu, Ota also accidentally attended two covid-19 patients and the facility has since been placed on quarantine and staffs asked to self isolate; as gathered by VOA News correspondent.
However, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Taofeeq Somade refused to comment on the issue as messaged sent to his whatsapp line were read but were not acknowledged.