The Lagos State Government has warned that they will soon run out of isolation centers if the number of infection keep increasing by 200 – 300 daily.
It added that with the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state, only moderate to severe cases will be managed at the isolation centers while the asymptomatic and mild cases will be managed at home.
In a chat with journalists in the state on Friday, the Commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi insisted the modalities for the community based/home-based care will be defined as to who qualifies to be managed at home and who will be managed at the isolation facility.
He noted that if Lagos continues to record over 200 to 300 positive cases on a daily basis, the State will soon run out of isolation centers.
Hence, the need for introducing the home-based care within a week or two.
He said the community/home-based management will be introduced to Lagos to reserve the isolation center for the critically ill.
“We will be operating from the primary healthcare centers (PHCs) and that is where we will decide who qualifies to be managed at home or at isolation center.
“Part of the condition for being managed at home will be; is the home adequate?
“Is the person feeling unwell or having pre-existing medical condition or having difficulty breathing?
“The answers to these and more will determine where the person will be treated for COVID-19”
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