Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has come out to say that no private hospital has been given approval for coronavirus treatment in Nigeria.
Osagie recently revealed that the private hospitals that have been doing this are yet to meet the criteria to receive approval yet so it is not legal as at now.
According to him, private hospitals that are prepared to remove all present patients they have and focus on coronavirus treatment will be useful to the country at this time since that will prevent all kinds of cross-infection.
He added that treating private patients is not allowed currently since it comes with lots of risk for such easily transmitted disease.
His words, “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.
“The structure of the hospital is that they are ready to remove all present patients they have and do nothing but Coronavirus treatment. That would be good because they don’t stand the chance of cross-infection.
“But, at the moment, there is no hospital that has met the criteria.
“Treating of private patients is not allowed. It is risky. Coronavirus is one of the most easily transmitted diseases you can think of. So, it is not allowed to treat Coronavirus privately.”