The Lagos State authorities has absolutely activated 10 COVID-19 Oxygen Treatment and Sample Collection centres.
As a part of efforts to mitigate the impact of the third wave of the pandemic within the state, the federal government has additionally activated 20 Local Government Area (LGA) based mostly pattern assortment websites.
The Commissioner for Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this on Thursday whereas reviewing stories of operations on the centres mentioned they have been activated by means of the Incident Command Structure of the federal government.
He acknowledged that the centres which have been established throughout the first and second waves of the pandemic have been rejigged and reinvigorated to supply swift oxygen remedy to residents who require it and easy accessibility to COVID-19 testing for individuals who wanted to check for the an infection.
Abayomi defined that the oxygen therapy and pattern assortment centres have been established as dual-purpose amenities and strategically situated in 10 native authorities areas with a excessive burden of COVID-19 an infection circumstances, to supply oxygen help and function COVID pattern assortment base to residents.
“The 20 Local Government Area (LGA) Based COVID-19 Sample Collection Sites are community-based sites operated by the medical officers of health in each of the 20 LGAs and supervised by the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, in collaboration with the Lagos State Biobank to increase the ease of access of residents to testing,” he was quoted as saying in an announcement by the spokesman for the ministry, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo.
“The reactivation of those centres and websites are a part of the methods adopted in response to the current improve in COVID-19 an infection occasioned by the third wave of recent strains.
“The Oxygen Treatment Centres will support patients with oxygen while the LGA based sample collection sites will service patients with any of the COVID-19 symptoms or who are exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case.”
The commissioner mentioned the federal government was doing all inside its powers to ramp up testing and enhance its administration of COVID-19 circumstances by offering residents with help and seamless entry to high quality and environment friendly COVID-19 care providers, to decrease the curve of the third wave and stop the an infection from additional spreading.
He urged those that can be visiting the centres to watch and cling strictly to the usage of face masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene, as a part of the protocols to forestall the unfold of the an infection on the websites.
Abayomi mentioned officers on the websites have been instructed to make sure full compliance to COVID-19 protocols.