Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, commissioned a 118-bed isolation and treatment centre within the Gbagada General Hospital on Friday May 1, 2020.
The new 118-bed isolation facility commissioned in Lagos state by the state governor, Mr Sanwo-Olu would be manned by highly skilled volunteer health workers, trained in infection prevention and control as well as COVID-19 case management.
This adds to the number of treatment facilities in the state has, bringing the total number of isolation and treatment centres to five in Lagos, while the state has a bed-capacity of 558, increasing the capacity for managing COVID-19 in the state.
See some pictures of the isolation centre below.
On Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) lamented the inadequate bed spaces across Nigeria, especially in Lagos, for treating COVID-19 patients. The NCDC said only about 3,500 bed spaces are available across Nigeria for COVID-19 patients while the number of patients was on the rise.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, also appealed to Nigerians to donate their buildings as isolation centres on Thursday, during the press briefing.