The General Hospital, Ijede, has refuted the rumour being circulated on social media that the facility has been shut down because its staff have been infected with COVID-19.



A statement issued on Friday by the hospital’s medical director/CEO Dr Olufunmilayo Bankole noted that the facility has not been shut down and that all medical staff have been operating 24-hour service even before the beginning of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.


 

She implored the general public, especially residents of Ijede community to disregard the misinformation contained in the viral post, describing it as malicious and deceitful with the sole intent to damage the reputation and integrity of the highly revered facility and its hard-working staff.


Bankole also appealed to all its clients to continue to patronise the hospital for all medical care, stressing that they must, however comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols as directed by the state and federal governments as well as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).


 


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