Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said that Lagos State is prepared and prepared to control the novel infectious disease Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Nigeria, partnership with the Ministry of Health.
On Sunday Ehanire received this assurance while briefing newsmen in the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, after inspection of Emergency Response facilities.
“I can tell that there is a high level of readiness in Lagos State, and there is also the knowledge,” he said. Therefore, Enahire commended the state administration for its preparedness to counter any infectious disease in the state.
While he expressed satisfaction with the infrastructure, he pointed out that the state had learned from the 2014 episode of Ebola and reflected the experience in its level of preparedness, despite the susceptibility to infectious diseases.
The Minister, also inspecting the Mainland Hospital State Bio-bank, thanked the State Government for the use of an additional 30 health workers to assist with port entry surveillance.
“I’m struck by the very recent and surprising degree that the state has taken science.