UNIMED to begin COVID-19 test –VC

The University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State has expressed its readiness to commence the COVID -19 test.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, in an interview with our correspondent said the university had the expertise and equipment to carry out the exercise.
He said, “The PCR machine used for conducting the test for COVID-19 is available in UNIMED. As you know right now, anybody who is suspected, the sample has to be taken to Ede in Osun State to conduct the test 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 Ministry of Health to support them not just on COVID-19, we are going to also support them on Lassa fever and on other issues 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.

“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,” he said.

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