Covid-19: Bayelsa Government Sets Up Mobile Sample Collection Teams

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Pabara Newton Igwele, in a proactive move to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state has set up mobile sample collection teams to increase COVID-19 testing.

On Friday, the team visited the Daniel Igali Recreation Centre, for collection of samples from wrestlers preparing for the Baraza Champion of Champions Wrestling Tournament.

The teams were set up with the aim of reaching out to individuals who may not come on their own to the state sample collection centres, as a way of increasing testing rates to contain the spread of the virus and save lives.

Each of the Four-man team is made up of a Medical Laboratory Scientist, a Case investigator, a Hygienist and a Driver.