Health

Oyo Launches Covid-19 Pre-Screening Platform

Oyo State Government has released a number and a service code for pre-COVID-19 screening in the state. 

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicates that the number and service code platforms offer preliminary screening opportunities to determine who needs to get tested for COVID-19.

The statements says the platform for the service code and number, which were both donated by Interswitch, are (service code) *723*19*6#; and phone number 014400028.

The statement notes that the two platforms, which offer services in English, Yoruba and Pidgin English, could also be used to report a suspected COVID-19 case.

According to the statement, the platforms when dialed will request for information on the caller’s/dialer’s current health status including whether he/she is currently experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 with reference to individual’s name and present local government of residence.

It explains that, if a caller or dialler correctly fills in the information on his or her health situation and medical history, the application will classify such individual as high or low risk, depending on the information provided.

The statement urges the residents of the state to avail themselves the opportunity of the phone number and service code, while advising them to continue to adhere to the precautionary measures issued by the COVID-19 Task Force.

Iyabo Adebisi

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