COVID-19 test: Lagos govt shuts illegal medical lab

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COVID-19 test: Lagos govt shuts illegal medical lab

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

In line with its zero-tolerance against the illegal operation, Lagos State Government, on Saturday, sealed a private medical laboratory conducting COVID-19 tests.

Recall that the state Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had warned to sanction any health facilities found to be carrying out tests for COVID-19 without approval by the state government.

Sanwo-Olu said in line with our promise to ramp up access to testing the state had registered seven private laboratories to supplement existing testing efforts.

While assuring that state government would exercise strict oversight and control, to ensure that standards are maintained and consumers are not exploited, warned against testing by non-accredited facilities. “We will bring the full weight of the law to bear on any Laboratories found to be violating this directive.”

Therefore, the state government through, the Ministry of Health, sealed the facilities located at Banana Island, Ikoyi, area of the state…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper