The Lagos State Government has said the Ministry of Health will commence home-based treatment and deployment of telemedicine forCOVID-19 mild cases, while only severe cases will be taken to the isolation centres.
This is as it said that the reported positive cases of COVID-19, as well as fatalities (deaths), are expected to increase in the next two months as it continued to battle with the spread of the ravaging virus in the state
The Deputy Incident Commander who is also the state’s Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi stated this during a press briefing on Friday, while giving an update on COVOD-19 situation in the state adding that plans are on to increase the numbers of accredited private hospitals for the treatment of COVID-19 cases.
According to the Commissioner, “We have not reached the peak period of the reported cases and deaths of COVID-19. But within the next two months, we are likely to see increase in cases in Lagos.
“Though, what is encouraging us in Lagos is that our testing strategy is on the rise exponentially. “Lagosians who feel unwell with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 are increasing but not dramatically out of control.”
Abayomi said the government was providing psychosocial support to front line health workers and patients while appealing to residents against stigmatising the patients. He stated that the state was going through community transmission and called on residents especially the vulnerable to always adhere to social distancing and other preventive measures in order to flatten the curve.