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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Lagos Commences House – To – House Search For CONVID – 19 Infected Persons

Wale Jagun Lagos State Government has commenced a house – to – house case identification to detect possible cases of COVID-19 in the State. According to a release. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during a joint Ministerial Press briefing on COVID-19 intervention held on Thursday in Alausa, Ikeja’ He said that the Coronavirus case identification campaign tagged the ‘Community Active Case Search’ commenced on Monday 6th April, 2020 and is expected to run for two weeks in the first instance across the State. Abaomi explained that…

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COVID-19: One New Case Discovered In Igbogbo?

Kunle Adelabu A new case of COVID – 19 may have been discovered today at Selewu in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. Though, the suspected case has not been confirmed by the Lagos State Government and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at the time of filing this report. Some officials of the council and residents called to confirm the case to THE IMPACT. However, when our reporter placed phone calls to the Chairman of council, Builder Sesan Daini, and the…

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CONVID – 19 Lockdown: Sanwo-Olu Rolls Out Free Treatment for Patients

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday evening announced that the state government would henceforth treat certain categories of patients free of charge in its secondary health facilities to cushion the effects of lockdown of the state to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this while giving the Fifth COVID-19 update on the ongoing lockdown of the state, said the measure was an intervention by the state government to cushion the effects on the lockdown on the people especially the vulnerable members of the society. According to…

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Lockdown Prevents Medical Staff At Ikorodu General Hospital From Getting To Work

Kunle Adelabu Although, the lockdown was in the interest of the general residents across the country, but its effects have started manifesting as medical staff in Ikorodu General hospital were prevented from getting to their duty post due to the directive of the government that people should stay at home as one of the measures to fight the spread of the Coronavirus, particularly in Lagos State and Abuja. The lockdown also prevents vehicular movement across Ikorodu township, thereby preventing the conveyance of some people on essential services to their respective…

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Lagos Discharges Five Coronavirus Patients

Lagos State Government on Monday discharged five coronavirus patients who were admitted to and treated at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital. The survivors are four males and one female, bringing the total number of survivors from the center to eight. The survivors were quarantined and treated at the isolation centre for two weeks after testing positive for the coronavirus. The survivors who preferred to remain anonymous looked stable and unruffled, saying they felt very happy they had been given a clean bill of health. They expressed joy and…

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