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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has said that COVID19 tests in all approved testing centres in the State are carried out free of charge.

 

Professor Abayomi who stated this Thursday while reacting to an online report which alleged that patients pay 30,000 Naira for COVID19 test at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, approved Centres in Lagos insisted that no designated testing centre in the State is allowed to collect money for COVID19 tests.

 

Professor Abayomi said that activities at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and other approved Centres for COVID19 screening are effectively monitored in accordance with the strict guidelines of the Lagos State COVID-19 Response under which no fees are collected for the tests and  cautioned residents to be weary of misleading reports targeted at discrediting frontline health workers  working extremely hard to ensure that COVID-19 is contained.

 

The Commissioner  urged Lagos State residents to call 08000CORONA to report any health worker and or anyone who demands and or requests fees to conduct COVID19 tests and assured that such worker or personnel would be sanctioned in line with extant provision of the law and rules guiding their duties.

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