The Director-General, Federal Capital Territory Hospital Services Management Board, Dr. Mohammed Kawu says the main building and other important structures of the Asokoro District Hospital were not affected by the fire incident which occurred in the hospital premises.
This is contained in a statement signed by SSA to FCT Minister on Strategy Communication, Abubakar Sani.
The statement says the clarification became necessary against the backdrop of reports in some sections of the media that the entire building structures at the Asokoro District Hospital have been razed by fire.
According to the statement, “Fire was noticed at about 12 noon at the IHVN and Tuberculosis porta cabin that is located at the back of the hospital main building. These porta cabins are isolated from the main building and so the fire did not pose any threat to the structures which house patients.”
It notes that, the FCT fire service was called in and they responded promptly to contain the fire.
It also explains that, the Male Out Patient Department was evacuated and all the cylinders removed from the oxygen plant, to ensure their safety.
The Statement assures that no member of staff or patients sustained any injury, following the precautionary measures taken,pointing out that normal hospital services have since resumed at the hospital