NNPC shuts Lagos clinic after suspected Ebola case admitted

August 08, 2014 | Health, Safety & Environment, Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria | – Nigeria’s state oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Friday announced it had shut down its own clinic in Lagos’ commercial district of Victoria Island, after a suspected Ebola case was admitted there.

A statement issued by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe, stated that the suspected Ebola virus case was on admission at the clinic.

The patient who arrived there sick had previously visited the First Consultant Medical Centre, also now shut, where the country’s first case of Ebola was recorded.

The corporation, in the statement, explained that the pre-emptive step was taken after the case was duly reported to the Federal Ministry of Health as well as officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

It said, “In the meantime, all contacts with this case are being traced and adequate precautionary measures instituted to contain the possible spread of the disease.