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Ogun Govt. deploys coronavirus mobile app for self-assessment

By News Desk

In a bid to flatten the curve of coronavirus in Ogun State, the Government has deployed a mobile application, to assist residents to engage in self-assessment and determine if they have possibly contract coronavirus.

This came barely a month after the state launched an 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.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, who confirmed the latest development in a statement, stressed that the new application – Ogun COVID-19 Assessment – was not for diagnostic purpose but to determine the risk of residents’ exposure to the disease.

Coker explained how the application works, saying responses would be monitored on the State Ministry of Health’s dashboard.

“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 purposes.

“Responses are monitored on a dashboard at the Ministry of Health which will flag high-risk individuals as red who are promptly followed up by the State Epidemiologist,” she said.

The commissioner urged the residents to take advantage of the mobile application and assured them that the Dapo Abiodun-led administration was putting measures in place to contain the disease.

She noted that the application can be assessed through either of the following websites – https://covid19.ogunhip.com/ or https://covid19.ogunstate.gov.ng/

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