Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Covid-19: Hospitals’ refusal to treat patients leads to more deaths – FG



The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has raised the alarm over increasing deaths caused by rejection of patients in the country’s hospitals.

The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha at the task force press conference in Abuja, lamented that despite the admonition of the Federal Ministry of Health, hospitals were still rejecting non-COVID-19 patients.

Also the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, raised the alarm over growing rapid test kits in the black market in the country.

Ihekweazu noted that ome organisations are selling what they call antibody tests and warned that such antibody tests could not give valid COVID-19 results.

Nigeria currently has 8,733 COVID-19 patients and 112 isolation centres in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.