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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 118-bed isolation centre in Lagos

The Lagos State government, on Friday, unveiled a 118-bed Isolation and Treatment Centre, located within the premises of Gbagada General Hospital, for the management of COVID-19 cases.

A statement made available to newsmen said that the three-floor Isolation and Treatment facility has dedicated intensive care isolation unit, ventilators, monitors, respirators, mobile x-ray, ultrasound, oxygen, amongst other ultra-modern medical equipment.

Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu said at the unveiling that the centre was an existing facility within the Gbagada General Hospital complex which had not been in use.

Sanwo-Olu said that it was converted to the 118-bed bio-security complaint Isolation and treatment facility after an extensive renovation and upgrade was carried out.

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 that the facility, which was now designated for management of COVID-19 cases, had been demarcated into Green, Yellow and Red Zones, in line with Infection Prevention and Control management.

According to him, the Green Zone will be for the health workers before they enter into the premises, Yellow Zone is holding Bay for suspected COVID-19 cases who are on observation, while the Red Zone is for the management of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The governor said that the state would continue to ramp up its bed capacity and increase its isolation bed spaces in both known and undisclosed Isolation facilities.

He said that the state would always be ready to admit confirmed COVID-19 cases and discharge them after successful management.

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