Abba Kyari died in a govt. accredited facility – LASG
The private hospital in Lagos where Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari died, is a government-accredited facility, Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, has said.
Professor Abayomi noted this in a Twitter message on Saturday.
According to him, First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, where Mr Kyari was being treated for COVID-19 infection is a biosecurity-compliant facility accredited by the Health Facility Management and Accreditation Agency of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
“As a basis for accreditation, First Cardiology Consultants established a separate specialist wing with staff dedicated to the treatment of complicated cases of #COVID-19, under the supervision of the Lagos State #COVID-19 emergency response team,” Professor Abayomi said.
Recall that the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Friday noted that the federal government had not accredited any private hospital to treat COVID-19 patients.
“Although some private hospitals have shown interest to treat the virus, none have met the criteria to receive approval yet”.
“No accredited private hospital has been given approval in Abuja. Lagos is looking at some accredited hospitals. There’s one large hospital in Lagos that has called me and said they want to become a coronavirus treatment centre”.