The Lagos state government has sealed a private hospital in Ikoyi for allegedly carrying out illegal COVID-19 tests.
This was disclosed in a thread of tweets on Saturday, July 11, by Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.
He said the Lagos state ministry of health through Health Facility Monitoring And Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), sealed a private lab located on Banana Island, Ikoyi for carrying out COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.
“Lagos State Ministry of Health through HEFAMAA sealed a private lab located on Banana Island, Ikoyi for carrying out COVID19 tests without the required government approval. The lab; Acouns medical laboratory and diagnostic centre was also situated in a pharmacy.
“Citizens are advised to desist from patronizing Health facilities not accredited by @followlasg for testing or management of #COVID19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.
“It is illegal to manage COVID19 cases outside of an accredited facility. As a public, we implore you not to go for test or treatment in a private facility that has not been accredited by government. It is dangerous and you might certainly put you at risk.
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“@LSMOH (Laggos State Ministry of Health) will continue to do its best to ensure that health facilities in the State adhere strictly to standards to guarantee the health and wellbeing of Lagosians.
“Members of the public are encouraged to cooperate fully with @followlasg to ensure the safety and health of all even as we strive to contain the spread of the pandemic.”