Ogun State Launches Africa’s First COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory

The Ogun State Government has launched its COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory for operations, as part of strategic efforts to contain the spread of the virus within the State.

This was unveiled by the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who was represented at the launching by the Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele at the intended 250-bed hospital which houses the laboratory in Abeokuta, the State Capital.

According to the Deputy Governor,  Engr Salako-Oyedele, the laboratory which has the capacity to run 400 tests per day is housed in a 40ft container within the hospital promises.

She stated that the laboratory was powered by main and alternative sources, as solar panels have been installed alongside the container.

The laboratory has been equipped with all necessary biosafety materials, test kits and PPEs that ensure that our health workers are not exposed to the risk of infection.

The State Government expressed appreciation to partners in the private sector, including 54gene and FCMB, as well as Argentil Capital Partners, Arnergy Solar Ltd, Tempohousing Nigeria and Wild Fusion for their work in making this reality for Ogun State.

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