Breaking News: Lagos Residents To Pay Over N50,000 For COVID-19 Test

1 week ago by: CLARA JANCITA
-- (f) at 30-06-2020 12:35PM (1 week ago)

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Lagos residents who are unable to get themselves tested in government own facilities would henceforth pay N50,400 in a private laboratory to conduct COVID-19 test.

The state’s commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi disclosed this 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.

He said though the tests were being conducted in government owned laboratories 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.

-- dopygenius (m) at 30-06-2020 07:45PM
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Quote from: ijmbcentres on 30-06-2020 03:14PM
E don reach this level now? Shou!

Check this out:
Before nko both the government and private we all know say them dey use Covid-19 dey make better money,is better una arrest me than say me I go count my hard earned 50k take do just testing,make thunder fire una there greedy bastardsss..
-- OmoNobaUku (m) at 30-06-2020 09:09PM
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That's only fair; given that most don't pay income tax. Govt can't be responsible for everything.