Ogun State Government has launched Nigeria’s very first COVID-19 mobile laboratory. The lab which has the capacity to carry out up to 400 tests a day is contained in a 40ft container and has been set up within the grounds of the intended 250 bed hospital in Abeokuta.
According to the government, it provides a unique plug and play feature and is fully equipped with all necessary instruments and biosafety materials to support COVID-19 testing while ensuring the safety of the workforce.
Speaking at the launch on behalf of the Governor, Deputy Governor of the state, Noimot Oyedele, Said, “We express our gratitude to 54gene & FCMB, as well as the supporting partners: Argentil Capital Partners, Arnergy Solar Limited, Tempohousing Nigeria and Wild fusion for their work in making this a reality for Ogun State.”
The COVID-19 Mobile laboratory has been declared open for operations on April 27th, 2020, as part of strategic efforts to contain the spread of the virus within the State.