Saturday, 16 January, 2021

COVID-19: Oyetola commissions 160-bed Isolation Centre equipped by CA-COVID in Osogbo


The Osun state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Wednesday commissioned  a state-of-the-art isolation centre in Osogbo as part of efforts

to complement the effective and efficient management of Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

He said the Coalition Against COVID-19 (Ca-COVID) renovated the health facility and donated equipment and consumables for 100 beds to which the state government added 60 beds.

On the same premises, the state has another 20-room single beds isolation centre, giving the Mercyland facility a 180-bed isolation centre .

Inaugurating the facility, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola disclosed that the facility would serve as an addition to the government’s other initiatives in containing the spread of the rampaging virus.

He attributed the successes recorded by the state on the effective management of the pandemic to holistic approach launched against the virus since its berthed in Nigeria and the state.

Oyetola noted that the administration had swiftly adopted creative and proactive methods to manage the pandemic as it had dedicated funds, human resources and indeed focused resolve to beat the virus and end the menace.

He said the state government had renovated and equipped three other isolation centres which include, 130-bed facility in Ejigbo; 12-bed capacity in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, a 20-bed isolation centre and 8-bed Intensive Care Unit at State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, making 342-isolation beds and 8 ICU-bed facility in the state.

Oyetola added: “We are adopting a holistic approach to winning the pandemic, including working with the National Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

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