A coalition has petitioned the Lagos State House of Assembly on the high cost of COVID-19 tests in private laboratories in Lagos State.
The call is contained in a statement issued by the Coalition Against High Cost of COVID-19 Test in Lagos (COHCTL), signed by its Co-Convener, Dotun Atilade on Friday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that COHCTL is a network of NGOs and civil society organisations with special interest in the survival and wellbeing of the citizens during COVID-19 and Post COVID-19 era.
”The exorbitant cost has led to the low percentage of tested population so far”.
The group called for a timely and swift intervention by the Lagos State House of Assembly to reduce the cost of COVID-19 test in Lagos State.
”A collaborative independent survey was conducted to appraise the response of government, citizens and the health sector after a year.”The survey revealed that the high cost of COVID-19 test in private laboratories, inadequate and inaccessible free public testing centres with their inherent inefficiency, is a major militating factor. (Vanguard)