The Honourable Commissioner for Health of Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi has called for strict adherence to safety precautions to avoid a second wave of Covid-19 in the state.
The Commissioner in a press release today, 3rd November, 2020 has once again stressed the need for residents to strictly adhere to precautionary measures against the transmission of COVID-19 to prevent another lockdown of the economy.
The Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi has expressed concern over the fading COVID-19 induced culture of face mask use, physical distancing and hand hygiene amongst citizens, calling for reinforcement and adherence to various preventive measures put in place by the State government to tackle the disease.
He further urged citizens, who experience symptoms of COVID-19 infection, to visit any of the dedicated sample collection sites in their local governments or public laboratories to get a test done free of charge.
Moreover, he explained that Lagos State has a quality assurance process for every test that is done within its boundaries, noting that the need to oversee the process cannot be overemphasised because COVID-19 is a public health care emergency.
He also noted that early diagnosis aids prompt management and care of patients, resulting in the prevention of transmission to other citizens, particularly vulnerable and elderly members of society who may have underlying predispositions.
He assured that the government will continue to ensure that testing and isolation, if required, remain accessible and free to citizens as required.
“If you have any reason to believe you fit the case definition for COVID-19 or you have any questions, please call the EKOTELEMED the toll-free line 08000356633 to speak with any of our medical personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week”, the Commissioner said.