By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has warned private hospitals in the State not to admit and treat suspected or confirmed Coronavirus patients.
The State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode who gave the warning on Thursday, stated that non-adherence to the directive would attract prosecution by the State Government.
Egbemode said the State government has accredited health facilities with required personnel to treat suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients in the State.
She said, “The State Government of Osun has reiterated that private hospitals across the State are NOT ALLOWED to treat COVID-19 patients, whether suspected or confirmed.
“The State has recognised, accredited and adequate Government facilities with the required personnel to take care of patients, whether suspected or confirmed, at its Isolation and Care Centres. Testing and treatment are free in all government facilities.”
The Commissioner noted that attempt to treat COVID-19 patients in private facilities would only open the State to community infections and negate all the sacrifices people of Osun had made so far.