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Coronavirus: Lagos Lawmakers visit isolation centres, observe inadequacy

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As Lagos remained lockdown with the highest number of Coronavirus cases, two committees of the state house of assembly on Wednesday visited four isolation centres of the state on Wednesday.

The committees are the House Committee on Health Services and the House Committee on Information and Strategy. They were led Honourable Hakeem Shokunle.

The assembly members visited the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Yaba, Isolation Centre at Onikan Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Eti-Osa Isolation Centre and the Cardiac and Renal Centre General Hospital, Gbagada.

Speaking on behalf of the committees, Mr Shokunle said the lockdown by Lagos government is commended to curb the spread of the deadly disease as he pleaded with citizens to abide.

He said: “Government really needs the cooperation of the people; people must obey the stay-at-home order to reduce the spread”.

Inadequacy:

The lawmakers claimed that was the inadequate provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and testing kits at the IDH, Yaba for frontline healthcare givers, the nurses and hygienists.

Speaking on why the committees’ visit became necessary, Shokunle said: “We told the state government that there were so many complaints about the inadequacy of the palliative; in some places, it was not adequate, in some others, they have not received at all”

He disclosed that more equipment will be provided as the number of Coronavirus patients increased daily.

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