It is no longer new that medical personnel are posed to the risk of life and health attending to COVID-19 cases since the pandemic, whether suspected, confirmed or voluntary.
Amazingly, the Ogun State Governor on Friday, April 24th, 2020 took to his twitter account to announce that testing for COVID-19 has been made easy and risk-free. No physical contact with the tested anymore as they have commenced the usage of Nigeria’s pioneer protective glass box installed in the Ogun State Walk-in & Drive-through Testing Centre at the Ijamido Townhall, Opposite Ansar-u-Deen Comprehensive College in Ota.”
The centre is equipped with a protective glass box that allows health personnel to take samples of suspected patients without being exposed to infections from persons whose samples are being collected.
The protective glass box protects health personnel from the risk of infection from persons whose samples are being taken. This is the primary advantage why the State Ministry of Health devised this equipment and method.
The Governor also said that identified patients and those who reported voluntarily have deposited their samples which have been transferred for testing and are now awaiting results.
Also, the testing centre has been opened for public use.