The Lagos State Health Commissioner, Professor Akin Abayomi, has said that the state government was exploring opportunities for mutual collaborations with Canada in respect of COVID-19 response and other health care interventions.
Prof. Abayomi disclosed this development on his official Twitter handle and said the collaboration was talked about when the Acting Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Nicolas Simard, visited his office.
According to the Commissioner, the meeting with the Canadian High Commission, was aimed at tapping opportunities for mutual collaborations with the government of Lagos state and its health ministry on COVID-19 response and other healthcare interventions.
He said: “I gave a brief overview of COVID-19 response in Lagos State; particularly on measures and strategies put in place to prevent escalation.
“I emphasised the importance of upgrading healthcare facilities, including installation of modern equipment, commissioning of isolation centres and ramping up of COVID-19 testing capacity.”
Also, the Commissioner reiterated the desire of the state government to liaise with the private sector in a bid to tackle the COVID-19 in the state.