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Osun government warns private hospitals against admitting COVID-19 patients

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Osun State government has restated its warning that private hospitals in the state are not allowed to admit and treat suspected or confirmed Coronavirus patients. 

The state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, in a statement yesterday, said the state’s position on treatment of Coronavirus victim by private hospitals remained unchanged and that non-adherence to the directive would attract prosecution by the state government.

Egbemode said the state government had accredited health facilities with required personnel to treat suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients in the state. 

The commissioner, who noted that attempt to treat any COVID-19 patients in private facilities would only open the state to community infections and negate all the sacrifices people of Osun had made so far, therefore advised non-accredited health facilities in Osun to take note of the government position on the matter in order not to cause disaffection between them and the state authorities.


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