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Lagos state discharges another coronavirus patient, govt announces free medical bills of those in state hospitals


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that coronavirus patient who has recovered from the disease has been discharged on Saturday, 4th April, 2020.

The governor said more patients who are currently receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba would be discharged on Sunday or Monday, April 6, 2020.

"All the patients in our isolation centres are doing well. One more patient was discharged this afternoon making it a total of 24 patients treated and discharged by the state," he said.

"I want to salute our people for your cooperation so far. The restriction order has started paying off, as the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has given updates on how they have taken advantage of the absence of traffic on the road, to make substantial progress on contact tracing."

Sanwo-Olu also said Lagos State Government will take full responsibility for the medical bills of patients into the state-owned secondary healthcare facilities.

 The patients include those in emergency, casualty, maternity cases, lab tests, surgeries for the month April due to the lockdown.

"I want to use this opportunity to announce that during this restriction period, the state government would undertake full responsibility of the medical bills for patients in the Lagos State owned secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities," the governor said.

"This new palliative scheme will cover medical expenses for child delivery of pregnant women as well as emergency, casualty cases, purchase of drugs, laboratory testing and surgeries."

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