The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced free treatment for medical emergency related cases and some other category of health related matters presented to government owned secondary health facilities throughout the month of April.
The free medical treatment is in addition to the stimulus package already in place for two hundred thousand households to cushion the impact of the fourteen days lockdown of Lagos as part of measures to curb the spread of Covid-19
The free services include Emergency / Casualty cases, laboratory tests, surgeries, and drugs, Maternity Cases involving both normal delivery and Caesarean Sections amongst others
Governor Sanwo-Olu announced the additional palliative in a live statewide Broadcast after a Security Council meeting at the Lagos House, Marina.
“The Lagos State Government will, for the duration of the restriction on movement, take full responsibility for the medical bills of all patients who fall in the following categories, at all Lagos State-owned secondary healthcare facilities:
treatment and care at all the 27 General Hospitals across the state,
Keep being responsible by practicing social distancing, shun large gatherings, cover your mouths when coughing or sneezing, and self-isolate and contact a doctor if feeling unwell, the Governor Said.
The Governor who commended residents for their cooperation in respect of the Presidential lockdown order, said over 400 commercial buses have been impounded for flouting the order.
He further warned those flouting the directive that government would not tolerate any breakdown of law and order.
Governor Sanwo-Olu announced that one more patient has been discharged today, from the Coronavirus isolation centre in Yaba and expressed optimism that more would be discharged in the coming days
He urged residents to always disclose their medical histories to health workers for proper diagnosing and treatmemt and expressed hope that the State and Nigeria in general would win the battle against Covid-19 with the full cooperation of all.