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Sanwoolu commissions 118-bed Isolation hospital in Lagos (PICTURES)



The Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu has today, commissioned a 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 among other ultra-odern medical equipment.

Speaking at the unveiling, Sanwo-Olu said an existing facility within the Gbagada General Hospital complex which was not in use was converted to the 118-bed bio-security complaint isolation and treatment facility after an extensive renovation and upgrade was carried out.

He added that the facility was revamped and converted to an isolation and treatment centre in order to provide additional capacity to already existing isolation centres in the state.

He said, “We have had to do extensive builders work and renovation of this health facility and make it conform to a biosecurity isolation facility. We are indeed happy and excited at the level of work done by the contractor and the supervising Ministry.”

“This facility as you know, 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 with 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.

He said that two other isolation facilities dedicated solely for frontline health workers who may come in contact with COVID-19 have been completed and expected to go live today.

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