Lagos State Residents Can Now Be Tested For Covid-19 For N50,400 - Prof Abayomi


Lagos state government has revealed any resident of Lagos state who couldn't get a Covid-19 test in a government facility can get it done in a private laboratory for just N50,400.

The announcement was made by the state’s commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi while launching the Lagos State Private-Public Consortium on the management of COVID-19 to increase the capacity of the state government in the management of the pandemic, which is on the across the country.


He said though the tests were being conducted in government owned laboratories are free, the approved private laboratories will conduct COVID-19 tests in the state at a cost of between N40,000 and N50,400.


With this development most residents, particularly those with suspected symptoms are apprehensive that they might not get adequate attention from the public hospitals or other facilities, where they usually undergo the screening free of charge on the excuse that the testing kits are inadequate.

The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Abayomi said the inclusion of the private consortium in the testing was part of the moves to expand the state government’s COVID-19 response capacity

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