Demand For Oxygen By
COVID-19 Patients Has
Increased – Lagos
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi,
said there was an expansion in the interest for oxygen by
COVID-19 patients, The PUNCH reports.
Thus, he said the state government had heightened endeavors to
make oxygen accessible over the nearby government regions in
Abayomi expressed this on Friday at a Zoom online course by the
Lagos Civil Society against COVID-19. The online class was
themed, ‘COVID-19 Home/Community Based Care in Lagos:
Issues and Opportunities.’ It was directed by the Chairman,
International Institute of Risk and Society Management Nigeria,
Dr Eugene Itua.
Talking during the meeting, Abayomi expressed, “We saw that
there is a slight increment in the interest for oxygen. Patients are
coming in with shortness of breath and now and then they
present (themselves) to different medical clinics needing oxygen.
“Along these lines, we are attempting to make oxygen accessible
over the neighborhood government territories so patients can
persuade oxygen treatment to be settled. When they are steady,
they would now be able to be moved into seclusion focuses and
get progressively clinical treatment and ideally, we can save them
from getting into an increasingly basic stage where we may now
need to consider ventilating.
“We’d preferably not ventilate. There are around five degrees of
oxygen treatment before we get to the ventilation stage and in
the event that we can utilize those levels and abstain from
ventilating patients, we’ll rather go down that course. In any case,
that relies upon getting the patient early enough.”
Abayomi said it was significant for individuals in networks to go
for testing early in the event that they saw COVID-19 side effects
so their conditions wouldn’t heighten to the basic stage.
“On the off chance that they are feeling unwell, they ought not
consequently think it is jungle fever or typhoid or whatever else.
On the off chance that they are feeling unwell and there is a fever,
body agonies, hack and indications of shortness of breath or
weariness, at that point it’s imperative to get tried for COVID-19
and survey their respiratory capacity so they can be admitted to a
detachment place sufficiently early to forestall getting into a
serious or basic state,” he said.
Besides, Abayomi said the state was currently trying around 1,000
individuals every day and would have liked to accomplish 4,000
tests for every day.
Because of the expanding number of patients (10,823 cases as of
Thursday, as indicated by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control),
the wellbeing magistrate said the state would before long surpass
its separation limit, consequently the reception of locally
He stated, “This (home consideration) isn’t new. It is suggested by
the World Health Organization. Home seclusion is an ordinary
movement of an episode and we have arrived at that phase in
“For the patients accepting home consideration, we will send
them a bundle which contains the fundamental things we give
patients at the detachment communities. The pack incorporates a
veil, hand sanitiser, thermometer and a few medications. Along
these lines, we are developing into locally situated consideration
and we’ll be holding our habitats for increasingly convoluted
In the interim, the online class’ arbitrator and IIRSMN Chairman,
Itua, said common society associations had a significant task to
carry out with respect to locally established consideration for
COVID-19 patients. He said they should bolster the different
partners and networks on the best way to deal with the