Friday, 8 August 2014

Ebola: NNPC Shuts Down Clinic in Lagos

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Friday announced the indefinite closure of its Victoria Island clinic in Lagos State following a suspected case of Ebola virus.
A statement issued by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, stated that the suspected Ebola virus case was on admission at the clinic.
He said, “The management of the NNPC has announced the indefinite shutdown of its clinic in the Muri Okunola area of Victoria Island, Lagos, following a suspected case of Ebola virus on admission at the clinic.

“It was discovered that the patient visited the First Consultant Medical Centre during the period the first Ebola case was reported at that clinic.”
The corporation, in the statement, explained that the pre-emptive step was taken after the case was duly reported to the Federal Ministry of Health as well as officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
It said, “In the meantime, all contacts with this case are being traced and adequate precautionary measures instituted to contain the possible spread of the disease.
“The medical team has assured that the patient is in stable condition.”

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