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Tuesday, 21 April 2020

17 Lagos hospitals exposed to coronavirus – Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi



Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has disclosed that 17 hospitals in the state have been exposed to Coronavirus. 

Abayomi said the state Ministry of Health through one of its agencies Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFEMAA)is helping the hospitals decontaminate its facilties. Some of the hospitals have also been told to stop admitting patients until the process is complete.

The Commissioner 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 further revealed that the testing capacity has increased in the state, with each of the testing facilities testing 200 at a shift and a total of 1000 test per day.

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