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COVID-19: OGUN DEPLOYS MOBILE APP FOR RESIDENTS’ PERSONAL SELF-ASSESSMENT

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The Ogun State Government has rolled out a mobile application for members of the public to self-assess themselves on individual basis for the dreaded Coronavirus.

          The State Government had earlier, in March, launched a real time concurrently updated mobile application for health workers, which has been deployed to all government and private health facilities across its 20 Local Government Areas to aid information sharing.

          In a release signed by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, the new application, christened, “Ogun COVID-19 Assessment”, was not for diagnostic purpose, rather, it was meant to determine the risk of resident’s exposure to the disease.

          She said that responses are monitored on a dashboard at the Ministry of Health, which would flag high risk individuals as red and were promptly followed up by the State Epidemiologist.

          Coker noted that the application could be downloaded on Google play store and also be assessed on https://covid19.ogunhip.com/ and

https://covid19.ogunstate.gov.ng/

           “This Mobile Application is an assessment tool for the individual members of the public on the basic symptoms of Coronavirus. It can be downloaded on Google play store. The App is not for diagnostic purpose.

          While urging members of the public to take advantage of the mobile application,  Coker assured that the Prince Dapo Abiodun led government in the State was putting measures in place to contain the disease.

Femi Onasanya,

Press Officer, Min. of Health

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