Lagos state will now treat mild cases of Covid-19 in the state at home because it is running out of bed spaces at isolation and treatment centers.
This was revealed by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi in an InstaLive session with Nollywood actor, Adeolu Adefarasin. Abayomi revealed that Lagos has exceeded the containment phase of Covid-19 and is now at the active community transmission stage, as such it will concentrate on people with severe cases and manage those with mild cases at home.
“We have exceeded the containment phase now. We are at the active community transmission stage.
“We will be concentrating on people with severe cases and isolating them while mild cases will be managed at home. Our attention is shifting to community-based isolation”, Abayomi said.
Also, writing on Twitter, Prof. Akin Abayomi mentioned a number of ways pregnant mother’s, sickle cell patients and health workers can get help.
It’s important for the public to know that they are to confirm their #COVID19 status if they are unwell.
What we mean to #flattenthecurve is that, we want to spread out the speed at which the virus is spreading in the community. #ShopTalkHealth
We have exceeded the containment phase now. We are at the active community transmission stage.
We will be concentrating on people with severe cases and isolating them while mild cases will be managed at home. Our attention is shifting to community based isolation. #ShopTalkHealth.
Birth control is an integral part of our strategy. We have Comissioned 2 mother and child centre and we intend to build more of such.
We are focusing on good nutrition for both mother and child to help our children develop properly so that they will be healthy and smart.
On sickle cell, we are promoting the idea of sickle cell clinics in Lagos to property manage our sicklers in a much better way.
On our Healthcare professionals:
In Lagos we respect our health professionals, we are playing our part by training as many as possible, improve professional environment and take care of their welfare #ForAGreaterLagos #ShopTalkHealth.