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Coronavirus: Lagos Govt says Abba Kyari died at a biosecurity-compliant hospital

The Lagos State Government says Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, died at First Cardiology Consultant, a ‘biosecurity-compliant’ health facility located in Ikoyi.

According to the state government, the hospital where the chief of staff passed was accredited by the Health Facility Management and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA).

Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for health, on Saturday evening, said the confirmation of the hospital was in response to enquiries by concerned individuals and authorities on the health facility that managed the former chief of staff.

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The commissioner said; “Following enquiries on the passing away of the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday 17th April 2020, the Lagos State Government states that:

“Mallam Abba Kyari died from complications of Coronavirus infection at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos. This hospital is a Lagos State designated high care, biosecurity-compliant, COVID-19 facility, accredited by the Health Facility Management and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.”

The statement added that as a basis for its accreditation, the private hospital “established a separate specialist wing with staff dedicated to the treatment of complicated cases of COVID-19, under the supervision of the Lagos State COVID-19 emergency response team.”

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