The Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire, says Lagos State in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is well prepared and ready to contain the novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV infectious disease, if eventually it breaks out in Nigeria.
Ehanire gave this assurance, while briefing newsmen after inspecting facilities at the Emergency Response Readiness designated for the Coronavirus victims at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba in Lagos. He also commended the state government for its level of preparedness against the outbreak of any infectious disease in the state.
While expressing satisfaction at the infrastructure put in place, Ehanire said the state, considering its vulnerability to infectious disease, had learnt lessons from the Ebola episode of 2014, and reflected the experience in its level of preparedness.
The Minister, who also inspected the state Bio-bank located inside the Mainland Hospital, lauded the state government for deploying additional 30 health personnel to assist with surveillance at the ports entry.
Earlier, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi said the state had been working assiduously to prevent an import of CoronaVirus into the state.