Towards increasing its testing capacity, the Ekiti state government has taken delivery of its mobile molecular laboratory which is currently being set up at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti.
The move was announced by the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr (Mrs) Mojisola Yaya-Kolade during a press briefing and update on the activities of the State Covid-19 Taskforce in Ado-Ekiti.
She disclosed that the molecular laboratory was purchased from the donations received by the State Covid-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee set up by the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
The committee was set up to mobilise and manage funds and projects in the government’s battle to contain the coronavirus.
While revealing that the State Government had successfully screened 177 suspected cases of Covid-19, according to the testing guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), Yaya-Kolade said setting up of the laboratory would allow for random testing of people living in the state.
Governor Fayemi had on Saturday tweeted that, ‘the Covid-19 mobile lab would be fully equipped with vital testing instruments and biosafety materials to support COVID -19 testing.”