LASG raises alarm over rising cases of run away COVID-19 positive patients

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LASG raises alarm over rising cases of run away COVID-19 positive patients
Professor Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioneromi

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

The Lagos State Government has expressed concern over the increasing number of runaway patients tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, describing it as “disturbing.”

Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, made the remark on Friday, during a media briefing on the update of COVID-19 situation in the state, held in Alausa, Ikeja.

Responding to questions on discrepancy over bed capacity and the number of cases, Abayomi said: “Speaking on the discrepancy in the number of active cases and the amount of occupancy of our isolation facilities, two factors are responsible.

“One, we just opened Gbagada General Hospital Isolation Facility and yet to admit most of the patients and as soon as we fill-up the Gbagada facility our occupancy capacity will increase from 45 per cent to about 80 per cent.

“Other factor, is a situation we (Lagos government/officials) are experiencing. When we test…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper