The Director General of the Federal Capital Hospital Services Management Board, Dr. Mohammed Kawu on Friday noted that the main building and other important structures of the Asokoro District Hospital were not affected by the fire incident which occurred last Thursday.
Kawu hinted that 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.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Strategy Communication, Malam Abubakar Sani stated that: “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.
He explained that the FCT fire service was called in and they responded promptly and were able to contain the fire.
The DG said in order to ensure the safety of patients, the Male Out Patient Department was evacuated and all the cylinders removed from the oxygen plant.
He added that following the precautionary measures taken, no member of staff or patients sustained any injury, pointing out that normal hospital services have since resumed at the hospital.