BREAKING NEWS! FIRST CASE OF CORONA VIRUS ENTERS LAGOS STATE THROUGH AN ITALIAN CITIZEN.

28 /02 /20

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DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE

The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 and reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak in China in January 2020.

The case is an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on the 25th of Feburary from Milan, Italy for a brief business visit. He fell ill on the 26th February and was transfered to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing. COVID-19 infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

The Government of Lagos State under the Governor as the COVID-19 Incident Commander, through the the Lagos State Ministry of Health, has been strengthening measures to ensure that any outbreak in Lagos is controlled and contained quickly in collaboration with the multi-sectoral Coronavirus Preparedness Group, led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). We have immediately activated the State Emergency Operations Centre to respond to this case and implement firm control measures.

I wish to assure all Lagosians and Nigerians that we have been strengthening our preparedness since the first confirmation of cases in China. We will use all the resources made available by the State and the Federal Government to respond to this case.

We are working to identify all the contacts of the patient, since he arrived in Nigeria. Please, be reminded that most people who become infected may experience only a mild illness and recover easily, but it can be more severe in others, particularly the elderly and persons with other underlying chronic illnesses. All Lagosians should take care of their health and maintain hand and respiratory hygiene to protect themselves and others, including their own families, following the precautions below:

1. Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
2. Maintain at least 1 & half metres (5 feet) distance between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
3. People coughing persistently or sneezing should stay indoors or keep a social distance, but not mix with a crowd.
4. Ensure that you and people around you follow good respiratory hygiene by covering mouths and noses with a handkerchief or tissue while sneezing or coughing. You can also sneeze or cough into your sleeve at the bent elbow.Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
5. Stay indoors if you feel unwell with symptoms, such as fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Please call Lagos State Emergency hotlines 08023169485 or 08033565529 or 08052817243 which are available day and night.
6. Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 through official channels on TV and Radio, the Social Media, including the Lagos State Ministry of Health, NCDC and Federal Ministry of Health.

Citizens must not abuse social media and indulge in spreading misinformation that causes fear and panic. The Lagos State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, will continue to provide updates and will initiate all measures required to prevent the spread of any outbreak in Lagos.

Prof Akin Abayomi
Commissioner for Health
Lagos State.
For Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu.

LAGOS STATE POLICE ARREST NOTORIOUS CULT LEADER AND OTHERS…

28/02/29

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PUBLISHER: DANIELS G.O

THE LAGOS POLICE COMMAND HAS REAFFIRMED IT’S COMMITMENT TO SECURITY OF LIVES AND PROPERTY IN THE STATE.

THE POLICE FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER BALA ELKANA GAVE THE ASSURANCE DURING A CHAT WITH MEDIA MEN ON THEIR LATEST ARREST.

AMONGST THE GROUPS ARRESTED ARE THE LEADER OF A NOTORIOUS CULT GROUP CALLED BERRY BOYS BASED AT ITERE,OPERATORS OF ONE CHANCE, A FAKE POLICE OFFICER AND ANOTHER SYNDICATE SPECIALIZED IN ROBBINS TRADERS.

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NOTE FROM REDDINGTON HOSPITAL LAGOS OVER SUSPECTED CORONA VIRUS PATIENT

28/02/20

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PUBLISHER :DANIELS D.G

PRESS RELEASE

It has come to the attention of the management of the Reddington hospital that rumours are circulating on social media of a case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Reddington hospital Ikeja. We would like to assure the public that there has been NO confirmed case of coronavirus at ANY of the branches of the Reddington hospital as at today 27 February 2020.

In the early hours of Wednesday 26 February 2020, a Chinese national presented to Reddington Hospital, Ikeja complaining of fever.

Following standard protocol it was ascertained that he had arrived in Nigeria from China seven weeks ago and had not been in contact with anyone else who might have coronavirus.

As a precautionary measure, staff immediately isolated him in accordance with the hospital’s standard operating procedure for potential coronavirus patients and the state public health authorities were promptly informed and involved.

Despite the risk being assessed to be relatively low according to the currently available science regarding incubation period, blood samples were taken using full prescribed precautions and sent to the Lagos State authorised virology laboratory for analysis and diagnosis.

The results of the tests made available Tested Negetive .

The Reddington team acted in a highly professional manner and in absolute compliance with international standards. We thank all staff for their diligence and professionalism in dealing with this case

Signed
Dr Olutunde Lalude
Group Medical Director
Reddington Hospital Group

SUSPECTED CORONA VIRUS CHINESE PATIENT AT A HEALTH FACILITY IN LAGOS TEST NEGATVE … LASG

27/02/20

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DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE

The Lagos State Government says the Chinese citizen who presented at the Reddington Hospital, Ikeja Lagos and suspected to have Corona virus has tested negative to the infection.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who made this known through a press statement wednesday 26th of February 2020 noted that the likelyhood of COVID-19 infection in this particular patient was very low and the conclusion of investigations and sophisticated testing confirms that there is no case of Corona Virus in Lagos State as of now.

“I would like to reassure Lagosians that our vigilance levels are very high and we are putting more measures in place to safe guard the State”, he said.

While giving details of the investigation, Abayomi explained that the Ministry of Health’s attention was drawn to a suspected case of Corona Virus at Reddington Hospital; a private health facility located at Ikeja.

“From our investigation, we gathered that a Chinese citizen who arrived in Nigeria from China 7 weeks ago presented at Reddington Hospital yesterday complaining about fever. The hospital in keeping with the advisory we earlier issued, correctly maintained a high index of suspicion, isolated the patient and reported the case to the Ministry”

“We took up the case, transferred the patient to the State Isolation Unit at the Mainland hospital which is our specialised infectious disease hospital. His blood samples were taken to the Virology laboratory for analysis and it came out negative”, the Commissioner said.

Abayomi appealed to citizens to refrain from posting unverified news that can cause unnecessary anxiety in community.

He urged citizens to disregard any information about the novel Coronavirus that does not emanate from official communication channels of the Ministry of Health or his office.

Signed

Tunbosun Ogunbanwo
Director, Public Affairs
27th February, 2020

NSIA LUTH CANCER TRAINING CENTER,A DREAM COME TRUE… LUTH CMD

26/02/20

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DANIELS G.O

THE MINISTER FOR FINANCE, BUDGET AND NATIONAL PLANNING HAS COMMISSIONED THE NSIA LUTH TRAINING CENTER IN LAGOS.

THE PROJECT WHICH IS A PUBLIC PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVE MANY SAY WILL HELP NIGERIANS ACCESS CANCER CARE EASILY WITHOUT HAVING TO TRAVEL ABROAD.

THE EVENT ATTRACTED DIGNITARIES FROM FAR AND NEAR.

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ECOWAS GOVERNMENT URGED TO BE ALIVE TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTAIN EPIDEMIC OUTBREAKS

26/02/20

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DANIELS G.O

CHAIRMAN STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE WEST AFRICAN POSTGRADUATE COLLEGE OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE GODSWILL OKARA WAS AFRICAN HEALTH CARE GIVERS TO UNITE AND ADVANCE HEALTH CARE IN ECOWAS SUBREGION.

SPEAKING DURING A PRESS BRIEFING WITH JOURNALISTS IN LAGOS NIGERIA AFTER THE FIRST SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS OF THE WEST AFRICAN POSTGRADUATE COLLEGE OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE AND INVESTITURE OF FELLOWS IN LAGOS NIGERIA,DR GOODWILL OKARA NOTED THAT DISUNITY AMONGST PLAYERS IN THE SECTOR AND LACK OF POLITICAL WILL ON THE PART OF AFRICAN LEADERS, WAS A MAJOR HINDRANCE.

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AMLSN PREDICTS MORE EPIDEMICS OUTBREAK ,FAULTS WRONG USE OF NOSE MASK

26/02/20

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DANIELS G.

MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS IN NIGERIA HAVE WARNED NIGERIANS TO PREPARE AGAINST MORE EPIDEMICS.

THE ASSOCIATION IN A CHAT WITH NEWS MEN IN LAGOS EXPRESSED DISAPPOINTMENT OVER WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS UNREADINESS OF GOVERNMENT TO HANDLE ANY EMERGENCY.

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SOME SERIOUS MISTAKES THAT HEALTH CARE GIVERS MAKE

25/02/20

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DANIELS G.O

Thousands of people die yearly across the globe due to medical Errors.

Such life threatening mistakes by health care givers can be reduced to the bearest minimum or completely prevented.

With me to discuss this topical issues today on Health Affair is a patients safety Experts who has got facts and figures on the issue.

God bless you as you watch

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