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First Consultants Hospital Reopens

THE Federal Government on Thursday, September 11, 2014, declared First Consultants Medical Centre at Obalende, Lagos, decontaminated and safe to continue with medical services.

The first case of the Ebola virus in Nigeria was recorded at the hospital, where the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, was admitted.

According to reports, letters from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, notified First Consultants that it had been cleared to reopen for business, having undergone three rounds of state-certified decontamination processes.

The Lagos State government also reportedly commiserated with the hospital over the loss of its medical personnel and expressed appreciation for the altruistic role it played in containing and managing the Ebola virus, thus preventing an epidemic. ENCOMIUM Weekly was there on Friday, September 12, 2014, the gate was opened while medical activities were on.

The hospital suffered the loss of three medical personnel, a senior consultant Endocrinologist, Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, a chief matron and a nurse to the Ebola virus.

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