Written by Sarah NEGEDU

COVID-19:FCTA restructures Karu General Hospital to accommodate 120 patients

v id="m_-9078475201891768159yMail_cursorElementTracker_1588100956762">Authorities of the Federal capital territory said it has restructured and redefined the Karu General Hospital to cater for at least, 120 COVID-19 patients, should the need arise. 

 

The Acting Secretary FCT Health and Human Service Secretariat Dr Mohammed Kawu, said the administration has prepared necessary facilities and equipment for treatment of would be patients of the virus.

 

Kawu who said this during an inspection visit to the isolation facility yesterday, added that the hospital was earlier opened to the general public before  being restructured to be in tune with the facilities that can be found in any other isolation center for the treatment of Covid-19.

 

"This hospital has been in existence for a very long time it was built for the general hospital. It is important to note that Covid-19 is an infectious disease so we have restructured the facilities here to make this place be in turn to what infectious diseases center should be in order to manage a Covid-19 would be patients in the FCT. As you are aware,  this is one the centers that is being put place in the FCT to Covid-19. We have Asokoro District hospital being coverted and commissioned. The FCT Minister last week Friday inspected the Idu isolation centers"

 

However, the Director Departments of the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, Arch. Robert Unde, has disclosed that Karu general hospital recently converted to an isolation center for the treatment of covid-19 pandemic will be reverted back to a general hospital soon as the country overcome the  coronavirus disease.

 

Unde said that just like Asokoro General Hospital, the center will be decontaminated and restructured for such use .

 

‘’This is for 120 beds, we only took a part of 30 beds, we have upgraded our facilities to grades, 1,2,3, grade 3 are for milled patients, 2 for patients with some symptom but not very severe, we shall fix ventilators while grade  1 patients will get the tertiary institution treatments, we shall be providing necessary facilities and equipment next week for smooth take off’’.

 

Earlier in his opening address, the Medical Director of Karu General Hospital, Dr. Osamuede Ojo, said that the center has been structured to redefine and avoids movement clashes.

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