Commissioner for Health tells 17 hospitals exposed to COVD-19 in Lagos what they must do

17 hospitals in Lagos state have been exposed to Coronavirus as revealed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi.

The Health Commissoner 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.

According to Abayomi, 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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