by Linda Ikeji
The University of Ibadan (UI) clinic has been closed down after a patient tested positive for Coronavirus.
Spokesperson for the university, Olatunji Oladejo said the UI Clinic will be closed for seven days following a confirmed COVID-19 case. Though no name was given, it was however learnt that the patient first visited the clinic on December 11, but was admitted overnight between Sunday and Monday.
The Oyo state emergency operations centre (EOC) has been notified, and the premises had been decontaminated.
A statement released by the universty reads;
“The University community is hereby informed that a client who was 1st seen on 10 December and later admitted in the University Health Centre overnight of 13/14 December tested positive to COVID-19.
“The Oyo State Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was notified, inspected the premises, and recommended among other things the following: Immediate Disinfection/Decontamination of premises which has been done; follow-up of all those who had contact with the client by the EOC; closure of clinic from 4pm, 15 December 2020 for a 7-day period.
“Opening will be subject to review by the Oyo State EOC. Beyond closure, the EOC is working with the UHS to ensure that all processes for safe work are put in place.
“NHIS enrollees may access care at Eleyele Police clinic during the closure. Meanwhile, the COVID19 positive person is being attended to and there should be no panic.”