News Private labs take over coronavirus testing in Lagos


- Advertisment -

Private labs take over coronavirus testing in Lagos

News Private labs take over coronavirus testing in Lagos

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos State Government has announced the take over of COVID-19 testing by a consortium of health professionals and private laboratories.

Commissioner for Health Prof Akin Abayomi, who made the disclosure during a press conference today at Alausa, Ikeja, added that that test for the novel coronavirus disease remains free of charge at various government centres.

While putting the cost of the test at government facilities at between N40,000 and N50,400, Abayomi said the inclusion of the private consortium in the testing infrastructure was part of the moves to expand the state government’s COVID-19 response capacity.

He added that the accreditation of seven private laboratories will boost its testing capacity and three private hospitals for case management.

According to him, the government commenced the accreditation and validation of private health facilities to assist in the fight against the virus because of the need to improve COVID-19 response strategy.

On the capacities of the laboratories, the commissioner said all of them have passed the validation and have been accredited before being considered.

‘We are just going through the logistics of having them in the consortium of laboratories and these laboratories are going to be testing on behalf of the government to provide an expanded testing strategy so that we can get a clearer understanding of the outbreak in Lagos,’ Abayomi said.

The commissioner, who revealed that no fewer than 500 patients are currently receiving treatment in the various isolation centres across the state, further disclosed that there are many COVID-19 patients receiving treatment from their respective homes.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Updates

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by...

Court resumes Senator Suswam’s N3.1 billion money laundering trial

File PhotoThe N3.1bn money laundering case involving a former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, has been returned to a...

Oil marketers seek establishment of tanker terminal in Anambra

File PhotoThe Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG)...

Hushpuppi not guilty, runs legitimate business – lawyer

The lawyer representing Ramon Abbas (a.k.a Hushpuppi) has stated the Instagram big boy is innocent of all charges and...
- Advertisement -

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were...

Kano residents lament hike in prices of building materials

Prices of building materials have skyrocketed in Kano amid low patronage of the commodities occasioned by the COVID-19 lockdown.A...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you