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Health News of Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Source: MyNigeria

17 hospitals exposed to COVID-19 - Lagos State Govt

The Lagos State Government has stated that 17 hospitals in the state have been exposed to COVID-19.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi who also revealed that the Ministry of Health and the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, are working together to help decontaminate the hospitals.

Some of the hospitals include: St Nicholas, Lagos Island branch; First Cardiology Consultants Hospital, Ikoyi (where Abba Kyari died. St Edwards Hospital, Ajah, Vedic Lifecare Hospital, Lekki; County Hospital, Ogba and Premier Specialist Hospital, Victoria Island.

Abayomi said, “They have to go through a process of Infection prevention and control training of all their staff and if they go through the HEFAMAA certification, they will receive guidelines on how to manage COVID-19 patients in the future should the case arise where government will partner with private sector to manage COVID-19.

“This scenario may present itself if we begin to see very large numbers of cases on a day-to-day basis and the Lagos state facility may be overwhelmed.”

Abayomi also revealed that the testing capacity of the state for COVID-19 has increased as it now has the capability to yet up to 1000 people per day.

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