The management of Rayfield Medical Services Limited Jos, Plateau State has announced its decision to suspend services at the medical facility for two weeks to fumigate the facility after some Staff of the Hospital contracted COVID-19 through a patient who absconded from an isolation facility in the State and was treated in the hospital for two days unknown to the staff/management of the hospital that the patient had tested positive for COVID-19 and absconded from an isolation facility.
This decision was made known in a statement by the management of the Medical Facility which reads:
Dear esteemed clients, we bring you warm greetings from Rayfield Medical Services Ltd.
We would like to inform you of a recent case of COVID-19 admitted to the hospital. Patient had absconded from one of the state hospitals and came to us for treatment for an unrelated illness. Patient had denied any history of contact with a COVID-19 patient as well as any history of symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Patient was managed for two days in our facility before we discovered the true state of affairs from the state ministry of health.
Patient was immediately evacuated by the ministry of health officials to the isolation facility and the hospital fumigated. A screening of primary and secondary contacts revealed that a number of our staff were also positive for the virus. They are also being attended to by the state ministry of health officials.
In line with the state protocols, the hospital services have been suspended for two weeks and the entire facility closed for fumigation.
We hope to resume normal services to the general public immediately after the expiration of the mandatory two weeks.
We want to reassure our esteemed clients of the hospital’s commitment to excellent and quality healthcare services and the full adherence to all the safety protocols for the prevention of disease transmission in our facility.
Please accept the assurances of our warmest regards!
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