Lassa fever: FMC, Abeokuta to reopen emergency unit

Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta emergency unit deserted over Lassa fever scare

The emergency treatment unit of the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, temporarily closed after the fresh outbreak of Lassa fever, will re-open for admission of patients before the end of this week.

The hospital’s head of public relation unit, Mr Segun Orisajo, who made this known to Rockcity FM in Abeokuta, said that the unit has been fully fumigated and decontaminated.

A building located within the hospital complex, he explained, has been designated as the isolation centre to contain the spread of the disease.

A senior nurse in the hospital and a staff of a private mortuary in the complex died from Lassa fever infection, while two other persons who had contact with the nurse are under surveillance.

Meanwhile, the State Hospital Ijaye, Abeokuta, has witnessed an increase in the number of emergency cases it handled since the news of the Lassa fever was broken by Rockcity Fm on Monday evening.

The state hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Doctor Kayode Oladehinde told Rockcity FM that the hospital has resources to accommodate new cases brought to the emergency unit of the hospital since the news of fresh case of Lassa fever was announced.

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