The Lagos State authorities has revealed plans to construct an Worldwide Infectious Illness Analysis Centre within the state.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed that the centre can be located on the Mainland Infectious Illness Hospital in Yaba, as a part of the federal government’s response to COVID-19 and preparation for different infectious ailments after the pandemic.
He made the disclosure on Sunday on the official launch of the 150-bed Mainland Infectious Illness Isolation Centre donated by the Coalition In opposition to COVID-19 (CACOVID) to the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu defined that the federal government would additionally erect a purpose-built Medical doctors’ Quarters and everlasting isolation wards to ramp up capability for any infectious illness outbreak in Lagos, as a part of the worldwide masterplan for the Mainland Infectious Illness Hospital, Yaba.
“Our Infectious Illness hospital is seeing numerous model new issues developing and we’re dedicated that this hospital’s submit COVID19 would see a purpose-built worldwide infectious illness analysis centre; the designs are out already,” he mentioned.
The governor added, “We can even be constructing purpose-built isolation wards, we’ll ramp up our infrastructure and capability and never look ahead to a pandemic to come back on us once more.”
He recommended CACOVID for donating the state-of-art 150-bed Isolation centre to Lagos, saying that the ability would definitely add to the state’s capability and allow it do much more within the warfare towards COVID-19.
Based on Governor Sanwo-Olu, the most recent donated construction is in regards to the sixth or seventh structured isolation centre in Lagos.
He, nonetheless, famous that past placing up isolation amenities for COVID-19 case administration, it was necessary for residents to grasp the necessity to take duty towards the pandemic.
The governor mentioned, “It’s not a perform of what number of isolation beds which are constructed however a case of ourselves taking duty; understanding that this virus is aware of no race, color or age.
“COVID-19 is actual and we owe it an obligation to inform our folks to be very cautious and take precautionary measures and make sure that it’s only after we do all of this stuff that this pandemic will be defeated.”