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Lassa Fever: Ahmadiyya Hospital reopens


Hospital1-300x225THE Ahmadiyya Hospital in Ojokoro, Lagos State, which was shut down by the state Ministry of Health over the reported case of a Lassa Fever patient referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in January, has been reopened.

This is coming after a directive through a letter of clearance from the state government issued to the hospital, which indicated that the hospital no longer has risk of transmitting the fever to the public. The facility has been fully decontaminated and all workers have completed the mandatory 21 days monitoring.

The letter signed by the state Epidemiologist and Incident Manager also stated that the Ijaiye community and the public are guaranteed of their safety when patronising the hospital.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is a faith-based Islamic organisation in Nigeria reputed to have established the first Muslim hospital in Apapa, Lagos in the 1960s and now has six more hospitals and dental specialist facilities in Kano, New Bussa, and Ogun State.

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