Lagos Begins House-to-House Search for COVID-19 Patients as Cases Increase

The Lagos Government begins house-to-house “Active Case Search” to detect possible cases of COVID-19 in the state.div>

This was revealed in a statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, during a joint ministerial press briefing on COVID-19 intervention at Alausa Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday.

According to Professor Abayomi, the “Active Case Search” started on Monday, 6th April 2020 which is expected to run for two weeks across the state.
The Commissioner revealed that during the search, the state health workers will go from house to house, including the health facilities, to administer questionnaires to residents of the state.

Professor Abayomi noted that the questions to be administered to residents will be based on coronavirus symptoms and also stressed that the officials who will carry out the exercise will be putting on the #COVID19 Lagos Intervention Response tags and letter from the local governments.

“In the coming days, some of the 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,” Professor Abayomi noted.

“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.”


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