A privately owned medical laboratory in Ikoyi area of Lagos has been shut down by the state government for allegedly conducting “unauthorized” COVID-19 tests.
Lagos State Ministry of Health who made the announcement, also advised citizens against patronizing health facilities which are not accredited by the government for testing or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.
The tweets read;
“Yesterday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health, through Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, sealed a private laboratory located on Banana Island, Ikoyi, for carrying out #COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.
“The lab; Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was also situated in a pharmacy!
“Citizens are advised to desist from patronizing Health facilities not accredited by Lagos State Government for testing or management of #COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.”