The state government has sealed a private medical laboratory in Ikoyi region of Lagos for allegedly carrying out “unauthorized” COVID-19 tests.
Lagos State Ministry of Health that made the announcement, also advised people against patronizing health facilities that are not approved by the government for testing or handling COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the society and staff of these facilities.
“Yesterday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health, through Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, sealed a private laboratory located on Banana Island, Ikoyi, for carrying out #COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.
“The lab; Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was also situated in a pharmacy!
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Citizens are advised to desist from patronizing Health facilities not accredited by Lagos State Government for testing or management of #COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.”