Asokoro hospital reopens, rules out subsidies for patients

By Daniel Tyokua

The Asokoro district hospital has reopened for clinical activities after been converted into COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre about five months ago.

Dr Nnabuchi Chidi, Acting Medical Director Asokoro hospital, said the facility was temporary turned to isolation and treatment centre by the FCT Administration in April due to the severe situation of COVID-19 Pandemic in the territory.

Recall that Asokoro district hospital which is owned by the Federal Capital Territory Administration was in April converted temporary into isolation and treatment centre.

This followed the then increasing cases of the coronavirus pandemic and the efforts of the Administration to curb the spread.

The Medical Director explained that the facility had recently discharged the last COVID-19 victim and commence full clinical activities for all categories of patients.

Chidi in an interview with some journalists, stated that before the commencement of clinical services, the hospital was decontemnated, fumigated and well clean.

On subsidies for patients as the facility starts clinical services, Chidi explained that the present economic situation would not allow the hospital to reduce prices of drugs or treatment for patients.

He stated that, ” the costs of medical items have gone up, no how will we subsidize drugs or treatment for patients, if will subsidy who will found it?

“But if there are special cases expecially the ones brought to us by security agencies will know how to do it” he said.

He assured the public of usual services as was experienced in the past.

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