The management of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, is to deny any patients not wearing face mask services.
In a press statement issued on Monday and made available to Tribune Online, the management noted that the law would take effect from April 22.
According to the statement: “In view of the evidence made available by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), we are already into community spread phase of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 and there could be asymptomatic carriers who can potentially infect others.
“The hospital management has decided that all persons coming into the hospital for whatever reason, patients inclusive, must wear at least fabric made face mask to cover their mouth and nose before they can have access to any of our services.
“To this effect, our staff reserve the right to deny you services if you are without a face mask with effect from 22nd April 2020. This is for personal and community protection, please.
“Only one caregiver per patient who wears the authorised pass will be allowed within the hospital premises.”
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