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Lagos to begin house-to-house search for COVID-19 patients

Valentine Chinyem

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In a bid to curtail a further spread of the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic in Lagos State, the state government has commenced a house-to-house case identification campaign.

This, according to the state government, is to enable them detect possible cases or patients who might have contracted the virus.

This was disclosed on Thursday in a statement issued by the Lagos Ministry of Health.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, while speaking during a joint ministerial press briefing on COVID-19 intervention in Alausa, Ikeja, said, the COVID-19 case identification campaign tagged, the ‘Community Active Case Search’, is expected to run for two weeks in the first instance across the state.

He noted that the officials carrying out the exercise can be identified with the COVID-19 outbreak response tags and letter from the Local Government.

“In the coming days, some of our health workers will be moving around in pairs to administer an electronic questionnaire at homes and healthcare facilities to make enquiries about symptoms of cough, cold and fever,” he said.

Adding that, “this is in a bid to intensify our search for possible cases of COVID-19 in different communities across the state. I implore you to give them your maximum support by providing accurate information that would help in containing this pandemic quickly.”