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Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates 118-Bed Isolation Centre in Gbagada

26 Covid-19 free patients; 14 males and 12 females including 2 foreign nationals – a Polish and a Filipino have been discharged in Lagos.

14 of them were discharged from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and 12 from the Onikan Isolation Centre having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.

This brings the number of covid-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos to 225.

Meanwhile, the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has inaugurated 118-bed Isolation and Treatment Centre located within the premises of Gbagada General Hospital for management of Covid-19 cases.

Within the three floor Isolation and treatment facility are dedicated intensive care isolation unit, ventilators, monitors, respirators, mobile x-ray, ultrasound, oxygen amongst other ultra-odern medical equipment.

During the unveiling, Gov. Sanwo-Olu stated that the existing facility within the Gbagada General Hospital complex which was not in use was converted to the 118-bed bio-security  Isolation and treatment facility to provide additional capacity to already existing ones in the State.

He said: “This facility used to be the Cardiac and Renal Centre but has not been used for sometimes now, so what we have been doing in the last two and a half month is to upscale the facility, finish up with the builders’ work and revamp the entire place to conform to an Isolation Centre.”

The Governor explained that the facility which is now designated for management of COVID19 cases has been demarcated into Green, Yellow and Red Zones in line with Infection Prevention and Control management.

“Green Zone will be for the health workers before they enter into the premises, Yellow Zone is holding Bay for suspected COVID19 cases who are on observation while the Red Zone is for the management of confirmed COVID19 cases”

“The facility has an Independent Power Supply and backup Power Generator for uninterrupted power supply. This facility, I must say is first class and of international standard and has all the trappings of clinical care Unit”

He disclosed that two other isolation facilities dedicated solely for frontline health workers who may come in contact with COVID19 have been completed and will be in use from today.

Omolara Omosanya

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