The Management of Wuse General Hospital, situated in Wuse Zone 3, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has announced its intention to shut down services for four days to enable it perform a fumigation exercise.
The hospital announced this in a circular numbered FCTA/HHSS/HMB/WGH/GEN/071/ dated 17th of January 2017, which it placed on its notice board.
Part of the circular which was signed by the hospital secretary for the Medical Director reads, “ I am directed to inform you that the hospital management has concluded arrangement with the Health and Human Services Secretariat to fumigate the hospital from Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th January 2017. The facility will therefore be closed for services from 26th-Sunday 27th January 2017.”
The Management of the hospital said it carries out the exercise every year to make the premises safer for patients and staff.
The hospital however directed that emergency cases be referred to other hospitals and that it will resume full duties by 30th of January 2017.
“Consequently, Doctors are supposed to stop admission by 23rd January and all patients should be discharged by Wednesday 25th January 2017. All emergency cases should be referred to our sister hospitals; Clinical services will resume on Monday the 30th of January 2017 by 8am”, it said.