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Treat Malaria-like symptoms as COVID-19 until otherwise proven – Sanwo-Olu to Lagosians

 

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has asked residents of the state to treat Malaria-like symptoms as that of COVID-19 untill otherwise proven.

He asked persons to visit any state health facility as early treatment undoubtedly improves survival chances.

He appealed to people to take responsibility and ensure that they adhere to prevention protocols.

He said these in a press conference on Tuesday in Ikeja that was held to provide updates on COVID-19.

“Over the last few weeks, the demands for oxygen has risen from 70 six-litre cylinders per day to 350 six-litre cylinders in our Yaba Mainland Hospital. This is projected to more than double to 750 six-cylinders, before the end of January 2021,” the statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile said.

“ln addition to providing oxygen at our isolation centres, the Lagos State Government has decentralized the availability of oxygen across the State through the provision of 10 oxygen and sampling kiosks. Oxygen therapy and other related services will be provided to patients that require them.

“Five of these 10 oxygen centers have been commissioned while the remaining five will be ready for use within the next four weeks. It is our expectation that these sampling kiosks would be easily accessible to residents that require oxygen therapy at the level of LGAs as stabilization points prior to onward transmission to our Isolation centres, if required.

“This strategy is to further increase the fighting chance of Lagos residents that have contracted the virus and require immediate oxygen therapy,” he said.

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