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LAGOS DEVELOPS BLUEPRINT FOR HEALTHCARE INFRASTRUCTURE

As part of efforts towards improving health service delivery in Lagos, the State Government has engaged a consultant to develop blueprints for healthcare infrastructure across primary, secondary and specialist facilities. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this today at the Lagos State Council on Health Meeting, noted that the blueprints will serve as prototype documents that …

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USE OF RDT KITS FOR COVID-19 TEST IS ILLEGAL IN LAGOS – ABAYOMI

. . . Warns Against Patronage of Unauthorised Health Facilities The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has reiterated that the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) Kits for COVID-19 testing in Lagos remains illegal until the State can validate that the kits actually work.Abayomi stated this today at a news briefing on COVID-19Lagos Response, explaining that RDT …

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LAGOS TO ACTIVATE MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS CENTRE FOR EMPLOYEES

The Lagos State government has concluded plans to activate a state-of-the-art Lagos State Employee Wellness (LASWELL) Centre, set up to cater for the mental health needs of its workforce. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, disclosed this while co-hosting a virtual Awareness and Sensitisation Conference on the LASWELL Centre held via Zoom, saying that the Centre was established …

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COVID-19: LAGOS DISSOCIATES SELF FROM FAKE JOB VACANCY ADVERT

The Lagos State Government, through the State Ministry of Health, has dissociated itself from an advert making the rounds, especially on social media, about job vacancies at the COVID-19 Lagos Isolation Centres, describing the announcement as totally untrue and false, made-up by dubious minded individuals. A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs in the Ministry, Mr. Tunbosun Ogunbanwo noted that the vacancy …

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LASG TO DEVELOP IMPROVED DATA GOVERNANCE TO AID DELIVERY OF QUALITY HEALTHCARE

 … To Strengthen Health Data Protection Lagos State Government is set to develop an improved data governing regime to enhance the health care delivery systems in the State. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during a workshop organised by the Ministry of Health on Data Privacy with the theme: “Data Protection and Public Health – the …

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SEVEN PRIVATE LABORATORIES GET APPROVAL TO COMMENCE COVID-19 TESTING IN LAGOS

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi … Sign MOU with LASG  Lagos State Government has approved the inclusion of seven private laboratories, namely: Total Medical Services, SynLab, 54 Gene, Medbury Medical Services, Biologix Medical Services, 02 Medical Services and Clina Lancent Laboratories among its testing facilities as part of efforts to expand the testing capacity for COVID-19 of the State. The laboratories were selected and approved by the State …

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LAGOS TO BUILD INTERNATIONAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH CENTRE AT YABA – SANWO-OLU

…As CACOVID Hands Over 150-Bed Isolation Centre Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Sunday disclosed that plans are in top gear by the State Government to construct a purpose built International Infectious Disease Research Centre at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba as part of Lagos COVID19 response and other infectious disease preparedness in post COVID19 era. Sanwo-Olu who disclosed …

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LAGOS EXPANDS COVID-19 RESPONSE CAPACITY

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi …Approves Private Health Facilities for Testing, Management of Cases  The Lagos State government has expanded its COVID-19 response capacity with the accreditation of seven private laboratories to boost its testing capacity and three private hospitals for case management.  Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this on Friday at a press briefing to …

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COVID-19: NNPC/SNEPCo DONATE STATE OF THE ART MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, AMBULANCE TO LASG

 … Laud State Government’s Effort To Contain Pandemic   Lagos State Government today received multi-million Naira state-of-the-art medical and ancillary equipment and consumables from Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) to support the fight against COVID-19. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, while receiving the equipment at a handover ceremony held at the Infectious …

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LAGOS REQUIRES 260,000 UNITS OF BLOOD ANNUALLY – ABAYOMI

… State Commemorates World Blood Donor Day, Restates Commitment To Provision OfClean, Safe Blood Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has disclosed that the State will require not less than 260,000 units of blood annually to meet with the growing blood transfusion demand at healthfacilities in the State. Abayomi, who disclosed this today, through a Zoom Live Feeds organised by the Lagos State Blood …

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