FG Begs Hospitals To Stop Rejecting Patients
The COVID-19 Presidential Task Force, Chairman, Boss Mustapha has raised the alarm that more deaths were being recorded from non – coronavirus illnesses in the country and urged hospitals to stop rejecting patients for fear of the pandemic.
The PTF Chairman who also doubles as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation disclosed this at the task force press conference in Abuja. He lamented that despite the admonition of the Federal Ministry of Health , hospitals were still rejecting non – COVID- 19 patients.
He attributed this to the refusal of hospitals, including federal institutions, to treat patients for fear of COVID- 19.
Boss Mustapha also said that the minister of health has has been directed to reach out to all medical directors to continue providing regular medical services so that the nation do not end up with avoidable deaths .
“Truth be told , we are having more deaths from non – attendance to other diseases than even COVID – 19 . ” He affirmed.
The SGF urged all the chief medical directors and private health service providers to attend to other health challenges , which had continued to confront people on a daily basis.