Sanwo-Olu Commissions ‘First Indigenous’ Medical Face Mask Factory In Lagos

Wale Jagun Gov. Babajide Sanwo – Olu on Thursday, July 30, 2020, opened O – Care Medical Face Mask factory in Lagos. The factory which is a subsidiary of Transgreen Nigeria Limited, a local manufacturer of medical equipment, such as respirator, ventilator, hand gloves and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is situated in Odofin Park Estate, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the State, The O-Care face mask is said to be the first certified medical face mask locally produced in Nigeria in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) standards. Sanwo…

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Seven Private Laboratories Get Approval For COVID-19 Testing In Lagos

As part of efforts to expand the testing capacity for COVID – 19, the Lagos State Government has approved the inclusion of seven private laboratories. Total Medical Services, SynLab, 54 Gene, Medbury Medical Services, Biologix Medical Services, 02 Medical Services and Clina Lancent Laboratories were the approved facilities. The laboratories were selected and approved by the State Ministry of Health after rigorous accreditation and validation process by the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) and the Lagos State Bio-Bank. Speaking at a ceremony to formally introduce the laboratories to…

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Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club Helps 14-Year-Old Girl, Imole, Regains Her Sight After Two Surgeries

Kunle Adelabu -Girl says she wants to go to school After 14 years that young Imole Wahab, a resident of Ikorodu, has been in darkness due to defects in her eyes from birth, she has finally lived up to her name, ‘lmole’ (which means light), as she regained her sights on Friday, June 26, 2020, after a second successful surgery at the Ajayi Medical Centre, sponsored by the Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club. The first surgery, which corrected the left eye, was conducted about two weeks ago (specifically on Tuesday, June…

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Ayangbure, PS Charge New MD To Take General Hospital, Ikorodu To Greater Height

Kunle Adelabu The new Medical Director of the General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr Taiwo K. Hassan, has been charged by the Ayangbure of Ikorodu Kingdom and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Lagos State, to take the hospital to greater heights. Dr Taiwo Hassan, on Thursday, June 11,2020, took over the leadership of the General Hospital, Ikorodu, as the new Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer from Dr (Mrs) Adenike Odubiyi who retired same day. The new MD/CEO adopted a new name, “Omobowale’ during the ceremony marking his official resumption. It was a…

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Health Officers No Longer Fear COVID – 19 In General Hospital, Ikorodu – Immediate Past Medical Director

Kunle Adelabu The immediate past Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer of the General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr (Mrs) Adeniyi M. T. Odubiyi, has stated that health officers at the General Hospital are no longer afraid to attend to patients, especially those infected with COVID – 19, due to the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Mrs Odubiyi, who was transferred to the General Hospital, Ikorodu, few weeks ago to manage the crisis that her immediate predecessor had with frontline officials and other staff, disclosed this at a send forth ceremony organized in…

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Hon. Abike Donates PPEs, Face Shields To General Hospital In Ikorodu

Knunle Adelabu The General Hospital, Ikorodu, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, took delivery of important medical items that would help in protecting medical and health officers of the hospital who has been in the frontline of the fight against COVID – 19 which has been ravaging the global village. The items were donated by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM)and a former three –term lawmaker representing the Ikorodu Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Abike Dabiri – Erewa. The items were 20 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and 30…

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COVID-19: Over 190 Patients Enjoy Free Medical Treatments At Ijede GH

Jare Babatunde The Medical Director of Ijede General Hospital, Dr. (Mrs.) Olufunmilayo Bankole, has disclosed that over 190 patients benefitted from the free medical treatment directive of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the month of April 2020. Dr. Bankole said that the free medical treatment was in compliance with the Governor’s promise that the State will pay the medical bills incurred by patients admitted to public healthcare facilities during the lockdown. The gesture, according to her, was a way of lessening the burden of medical expenses on patients during the lockdown…

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BioNTech, Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Set For Human Testing

There seems to be hope in sight for humanity to deal with the deadly and ravaging Coronavirus as vaccine developed by German firm BioNTech and US drug giant, Pfizer, has been given the green light for human testing.  PM NEWS reported that BBC stated in its report that, the trial will begin with 200 healthy people, aged between 18 and 55, being given the vaccine.  “This is a good sign that the development of a vaccine in Germany is so progressing that we can start with the first studies,” the…

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Lagos State Govt Decentralises COVID-19 Sampling Centres

Jare Olukotun -Ita – Elewa, Igbogbo PHCs To Serve Ikorodu Division Residents of Lagos State can now book an appointment at the health centres located in their respective areas close for test to confirm their COVID – 19 status. The Lagos State government on Sunday (yesterday) disclosed that it has opened test centres in 20 Local government areas in the state. In Ikorodu, Ita – Elewa and lgbogbo Primary Health Centres were picked as the two testing grounds for Ikorodu Division. While urging residents to visit the test centres their…

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Lagos Partners Julius Berger To Disinfect Major Roads, Bus Stops

As part of continuing efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus, the Lagos State Government has partnered with construction giant, Julius Berger Plc to embark on the disinfection of some major roads across the State. Speaking at the flag-off exercise at Iddo Bus Stop during the weekend, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the gesture from Julius Berger Plc underscores the determination of the present administration to secure the lives of residents. Bello gave an assurance that the government will continue to adopt measures…

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