EKITI DIRECTS HOSPITALS TO CONDUCT COVID-19 TEST ON PATIENTS WITH FEVER, COUGH, CATARRH ETC.

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Ekiti State Government has directed both private and public hospitals
in the State to test all patients with fever, cough and catarrh for
Covid-19.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the State
Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani
explained that the move is part of efforts to curtail the spread of
the virus in the State.
According to him, the symptoms of the current wave of Covid-19 is
similar to some other known and common diseases such as malaria and
respiratory tract infection adding that it may also be asymptomatic.
The Commissioner instructed all Health facilities in the State to
contact their respective Local Government Disease Surveillance and
Notification Officers (LGDSNO) for modalities to conduct the test on
their patients.
He solicited the support of all stakeholders towards wading off the
virus, emphasizing the need for the general public to cooperate with
healthcare providers to achieve the desired goal.
Filani also warned that the State Government would not hesitate to
sanction any hospital that fails to comply with government’s
directive.

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