Meiran Primary Health Centre has been shut down in an attempt to control the spread of the deadly COVID-19 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Jameela News reports that the chairman of the Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA, Hon. David Famuyiwa ordered the closure of the Meiran Primary Health Centre on Sunday, January 10, as the second wave of the deadly pandemic hits Nigeria hard.
This development was disclosed in a statement signed by Mosumola Olabige, the Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Chairman of the Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA.
Sources revealed that other post-natal and anti-natal patients among others will be affected by this temporary close down.
According to the statement, entitled “COVID-19- Council Chairman Close DOwn Meiran PHC” the Health Center was closed in a swift attempt to control the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
This online news medium learned that the temporary closure of the health centre was as a result of some members of staff of the Health Centre testing positive to the deadly virus.
The statement read:
“In a swift reaction to contain and avert the spread of Coronavirus in the communities, the Chairman of Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA, Hon. David Famuyiwa has ordered the immediate closure of Meiran Primary Health Centre.
“This became necessary as some members of staff of the Health Centre tested positive to the dreaded virus.
“The Chairman also ordered the immediate contact tracing of their colleagues and associate as well as patients who visited the facilities in the last few days.
“He also used the medium to admonish the community members to take responsibilities for their health and life by avoiding social events that attract large gatherings and by adhering strictly to the laid down guidelines of the use of Facemasks, regular handwashing and the use of sanitisers, maintaining social distancing while in public places in order to flatten the curve of the pandemic.
Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Chairman