Lagos Govt Commissions 150-Bed Isolation Centre

The Lagos State Government on Sunday, commissioned a newly-equipped 150-bed isolation centre at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

The facility was donated by the private sector coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to help in combating the spread of the virus.

Group Managing Director, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe (left); Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele; Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; and representative of Aliko Dangote and Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Mrs. Zouera Youssofou at the commissioning of an isolation centre in Yaba yesterday

With the newly donated isolation centre, the bed-capacity in Lagos state is now 797, an increase from 647.

While commissioning the isolation centre, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that the facility will help the state in tackling the pandemic.

“Today, we unveiled a 150-bed isolation centre at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba which increases our capacity to tackle the spread of COVID19. We thank the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID19 for delivering this well equipped facility.

“Lagos is rising to the task of beating back COVID19 because of the work of our amazing health workers, private partners, @NCDCgov, the Federal Government, and residents who follow the strict guidelines we have laid down,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, President and Chief Executive of Dangote group and Chairman of the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), Aliko Dangote, who was represented by the Chief Executive Officer of ADF, Zouera Youssoufou, said: “We are very proud because this centre is a model of what we are going to be doing in the remaining states.”

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