Sunday, February 21, 2021

COVID-19: Lagos govt begins house-to-house search for patients


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The Lagos State Government says it has commenced house-to-house case identification to detect possible cases of COVID-19 in the state.

In a statement on Thursday, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi was quoted as saying during a joint ministerial press briefing on COVID19 intervention in the state.

According to Mr Abayomi, the COVID19 case identification campaign tagged the ‘Community Active Case Search’ is expected to run for two weeks in the first instance across the state.

He stressed that the officials carrying out the exercise can be identified with the COVID-19 outbreak response tags and letter from the Local Government.

He said, “In the coming days, some of our health workers will be moving around in pairs to administer an electronic questionnaire at homes and healthcare facilities to make enquiries about symptoms of cough, cold and fever.

“This is in a bid to intensify our search for possible cases of COVID-19 in different communities across the state. I implore you to give them your maximum support by providing accurate information that would help in containing this pandemic quickly.”

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