The Guild Of Medical Directors, Lagos chapter, has contributed their quota to the Lagos state Government in the battle against the global pandemic, Covid-19.
The Guild presented some medical items which includes PPEs; KN95 Face Mask, Face Shield, Shoe Cover, to mention a few; all these to the State Government on Tuesday, 9th of June, 2020 in Lekki area of Lagos.
The Chairman of the Guild, Doctor Adedapo Morawo explained that the donation came up due to the rising figures of covid-19 cases, also, the urgent need to protect frontline workers against contracting the virus.
He explained that the pandemic leaves no one out, and the government can never do it all alone, hence, the inspiration behind the donation.
‘Since the recognition of the fact that we are all in it together, the pandemic leaves no one out, and we also acknowledge that doctors are frontline personnel, not only doctors, every medical personnels. This is our own token to say we are supporting the Government; they can’t do it alone, these things are used every day, hence, the need for us to contribute too.
The equipment include cover all, KN95 Mask recommended, Hand Gloves, Face Shield, Shoe Cover’’
While speaking on the role of private hospitals in battling the deadly virus, he noted that some have been restricted due to the infectious nature of the pandemic but the private hospitals can also help in creating awareness of cases in the hospitals to the covid-19 team.
‘’We have been restricted because of the nature of the pandemic, it’s an infectious thing, if we get or suspect anyone, we put them in a holding room, talk to them and call for the Covid-19 team to come and evacuate them but of course, three private hospitals has been approved to treat Covid-19 in Ikeja, Lekki. and Ikoyi’’
While appreciating the Guild’s magnanimity, the Permanent Secretary of the state’s ministry of health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye explained that the Medical Body has done excellently well by donating the materials that are of serious need to the state.
He made it known that the Governor of Lagos state, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu will personally acknowledge the donation.
Furthermore, he advised Lagos residents to keep to the rules by the covid-19 team because the virus is still very much around.
‘’To tell the truth, no matter how many Isolation Centers we build, we can’t have enough to take care of everybody that is positive in Lagos. We will be needing private facilities, although there are certain requirements to be met to be able to admit covid-19.
It’s a good thing they are doing today, joining us in our own response and providing some materials we need.
Things are not okay yet, there are lots of infections going on, people are dying, let’s keep to all the rules, Covid-19 Is still out there, it’s still going to be around for a little while’’.