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Why COVID-19 Test Is Grossly Inadequate In Oyo — UCH CMD


The Chief Medical Director of UCH, Prof. Abiodun Otegbayo, said the number of tests being carried out for COVID-19 in the state was grossly inadequate due to scarcity of required resources for the exercise.

Otegbayo who requested the assistance of the federal and the state governments in the area of infrastructure supply, said testing was critical in the fight against the virus.

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The PUNCH quoted him as saying “We have a laboratory for COVID-19 test within this territory (UCH) and that is why as a knowledge-based medical institute, many people are bound to come here for tests. If you go to Saki, Sepeteri, Ogbomoso, and Oyo, you will discover how many cases that you will see.

“Generally in Oyo State now, testing is not enough. Fortunately, last week or so, Governor Seyi Makinde opened a working centre at Adamasingba in Ibadan. They said they want to test 10,000, but to my knowledge, the number tested is so few and I heard there are some challenges concerning it,” he said.

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