UNIMED to begin COVID-19 test
The University of Medical Sciences, Ondo has concluded plans to commence the coronavirus test.
The institution’s vice chancellor, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, who disclosed this said the school has the needed tools to carry out the exercise.
“The PCR machine used for conducting the test for COVID-19 is available in UNIMED. At the moment, once a person is suspected, the sample has to be taken to Ede in Osun State for testing because we don’t have the capacity but within the next few days, we are going to start testing.
“We are going to continue to partner with the federal and state ministries of health to support them not just on COVID-19, but on Lassa fever and on other diseases because we are going to ensure the diagnostic facilities are available.”
Fatusi disclosed that the institution was actively involved in the community sensitisation via indigenous, traditional and social media.
He reminded that sensitisation is the most important thing at this point in time to let the people know what they should do in order to prevent further spread of the virus.
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