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COVID-19: Edo To Create 54 Screening Centres In 18 LGAs

Governor Godwin Obaseki addressing a gathering in Abuja on July 19, 2019.


The Edo State Authorities is about to create over 54 screening centres, with three in every of the 18 Native Authorities Areas (LGAs) of the state.

In accordance with the Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Patrick Okundia, the transfer is a part of the state authorities’s efforts to curtail the unfold of COVID-19.

Chatting with journalists in Benin Metropolis the state capital, Okundia mentioned well being employees and different public well being professionals have been educated to handle the centres, with the coaching shifting to totally different LGAs within the state.

He defined that the centres, together with the 4 main testing amenities, together with the Stella Obasanjo Hospital; Irrua Specialist Educating Hospital (ISTH), College of Benin Educating Hospital and Normal Hospital, Auchi, will function examination factors to find out whether or not residents would want to go for additional COVID-19 checks.

The commissioner, nevertheless, urged residents to not panic, because the state authorities has taken severe steps to curtail the unfold, and deal with circumstances of coronavirus within the state.

“The Edo State Authorities has been very scientific and professional in dealing with the illness and we’re recording important successes. We broke our method into two, specifically prevention and remedy.

“This with the data that prevention is essential to dealing with the infectious illness, we laid our emphasis on the necessity to stop the unfold via mass sensitisation and consciousness creation.

“We even have screening centres in every of those 4 amenities the place sufferers will be examined and choices made whether or not they might want to go for check or not.

“These centres are manned by consultants. We’ve commenced the method of making extra screening centres with three in every LGA and trainings are at the moment ongoing in every LGA for the well being professionals who will work in these centres,” he said.

On social distancing, Okundia famous that the federal government has adopted some strict tips to prevents additional unfold of the illness.

Talking additional, he mentioned: The place we are actually is enforcement, and we have now charged all safety businesses to make sure enforcement.”

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