worry about the the number of runaway patients reported positive for COVID-19
in the state, describing it as “disturbing.” Health Commissioner
Professor Akin Abayomi made a statement on Friday during a media briefing on
the state update of COVID-19, held in Alausa, Ikeja.
discrepancies between the ability of the bed and the number of cases, Abayomi
said: “Two reasons are responsible for the disparity between the amount of
active cases and the amount of occupants of our insulation facilities.
Hospital Isolation Facility and still accept most of the patients, so as long
as we fill up the Gbagada facility, our occupancy rate will rise from 45% to
(Lagos government/officials) are experiencing. When we test people, sometimes
we find put very difficult to locate them thereafter.
communities and people will flee their homes, thereby, making it difficult for
us to find them.
off their phones. I think this is because people are afraid to come to
Isolation centres. And we don’t have the type of leverage yo start hunting
the society to work together. And when you are confirmed positive, we want you
to comply with us and be open to us in your own benefit, so that we can gain
control if you are moderate or asymptomatic. If you are, we’ll release you in a
couple of days.
least you have the opportunity to give you the treatment that will stop you
from getting into a critical state. Our isolation centres are very comfortable.
We have made a lot of improvement since the Ebola outbreak. Also from the
testimonies of those who have been to our facilities will bear us witness.
because our staff are highly professional. I have implicit confidence in their
people in government have been admitted into those facilities. If I test
positive, I will go to one of those facilities,”
help than to cover yourself. We don’t want to see a strong mortality rate in
our beloved state of Lagos. If you are found positive for COVID-19, please
don’t run away from our authorities. It’s not a death sentence. You should dial
our emergency line at 08000corona, 08000267662 for support and assistance.