We Converted Private Building, Hotels To Isolation Centres -Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that some private building and hotels in the state have been converted to isolation centres to ensure all those who tested positive to covid-19 are adequately catered for. Sanwo-Olu made this known this during a press briefing. He said that the objective of not making the location known to the general public was to prevent stigmatization. “There have been several conversations. People wrote that Lagos is out of bed spaces, but the very next day we opened another isolation centre. We are opening another isolation centre for the health workers. “We have other isolation centres that are not known to the media because they are private properties. They are private hotels. We do not want a situation where post-COVID, it becomes a stigmatised place. People are going there and they are getting well”. Recently the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, had announced that it was running out of bed spaces for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Lagos state which has 1,107 COVID-19 cases, the highest number in Nigeria. The Director General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the agency is considering the management of COVID-19 patients in their homes under strict guidelines while the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, had asked Nigerians to donate their buildings as isolation centres.
Source - Vanguard