NOTE FROM REDDINGTON HOSPITAL LAGOS OVER SUSPECTED CORONA VIRUS PATIENT

28/02/20

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PUBLISHER :DANIELS D.G

PRESS RELEASE

It has come to the attention of the management of the Reddington hospital that rumours are circulating on social media of a case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Reddington hospital Ikeja. We would like to assure the public that there has been NO confirmed case of coronavirus at ANY of the branches of the Reddington hospital as at today 27 February 2020.

In the early hours of Wednesday 26 February 2020, a Chinese national presented to Reddington Hospital, Ikeja complaining of fever.

Following standard protocol it was ascertained that he had arrived in Nigeria from China seven weeks ago and had not been in contact with anyone else who might have coronavirus.

As a precautionary measure, staff immediately isolated him in accordance with the hospital’s standard operating procedure for potential coronavirus patients and the state public health authorities were promptly informed and involved.

Despite the risk being assessed to be relatively low according to the currently available science regarding incubation period, blood samples were taken using full prescribed precautions and sent to the Lagos State authorised virology laboratory for analysis and diagnosis.

The results of the tests made available Tested Negetive .

The Reddington team acted in a highly professional manner and in absolute compliance with international standards. We thank all staff for their diligence and professionalism in dealing with this case

Signed
Dr Olutunde Lalude
Group Medical Director
Reddington Hospital Group

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