The Lagos State Ministry of Health, on Saturday said it had stopped the operations of a private laboratory in Banana Island carrying out COVID-19 tests without government’s approval.
The Ministry said the lab, which is known by name, Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was situated in a pharmacy.
Through its Twitter page, the Ministry said:
“Citizens are advised to desist from patronising health facilities not accredited by the Lagos state government or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.”
It added that it would continue to do its best to ensure that health facilities in the State adhere strictly to standards to guarantee the health and wellbeing of Lagosians, as Lagos is the country’s COVID-19 hotspot.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), at least 12,051 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the state with 147 deaths recorded.Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia