Facts on COVID-19

In December 2019, a new coronavirus was discovered which causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19. The virus SARS CoV-2 has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is transmitted through droplets released from the mouth or nose, or by contact with contaminated surfaces.

The symptoms include fever, cough, tiredness, body pains, difficulty breathing, loss of taste, loss of smell, headache, sore throat, diarrhoea.
Prevention can be achieved by breaking the transmission chain. Cough into a flexed elbow or tissue paper, maintain physical distance of at least One metre (1m) from others, use of a face mask in public places and regular hand washing.

There is currently no vaccine or definitive treatment for COVID-19. Most of the care offered is supportive to relieve symptoms. Most people experience mild symptoms which can be treated at home. If you develop symptoms of COVID, immediately self-isolate, contact the state COVID call centre to get tested and call to speak with a doctor on 09093608138.

Management of COVID-19 at Paelon


At Paelon, you can have a televisit with a doctor from the comfort of your home at any time of the day. Your medications can also be delivered to you. For those who to need to physically visit the hospital, we ensure your safety and that of the community by strategies aimed at preventing the risk of transmission of the virus.

Strategies to keep you safe

These include screening of all patients and staff entering the hospital. Those who are suspected of having COVID-19 are separated from others before entering the hospital. We also ensure physical distancing is maintained and regular disinfection of surfaces and shared spaces. Everyone entering the hospital is expected to wear a face mask and sanitize their hands.

Paelon Protection Treatment Centre

We are also one of the very few private hospitals accredited by the Lagos State Ministry of Health to provide care to people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection, both on outpatient and inpatient basis. This is done at a dedicated treatment centre, separate from general patients. Please call 08096389398 for an assessment to determine eligibility.

Fast COVID-19 PCR Test For Travel

In 3 easy steps!

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Scan the QR Code or visit https://lagosepid.com to register

When registering please ensure you:
  • Select the PAELON collection centre closest to you.
  • Use an email address and phone number that you have access to.
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Make payment & proceed to have your sample taken

Pay online and go to your chosen Paelon collection centre to have your test sample taken.

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Receive results in just 6 hours

For further information, please send an email to pcrlab@paelonmemorial.com or contact us here.

Talk to us

Please call us on either 0909-360-8138 or 01-290-0844, or mail us at contact@paelonmemorial.com.


Please note that we ONLY treat COVID cases at our Ikeja Clinic.

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