Coronavirus: Ogun State commissions fifth isolation centre
Ogun State Government has strengthened its efforts in fighting the coronavirus pandemic with the commissioning of the fifth isolation centre in the state.
On Friday, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker unveiled a 65-bed isolation centre located in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta that was donated by the Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID).
Ademola Bilesanmi, Access Bank Regional Manager, West who is the Team Lead of CACOVID, handed over the keys to the medical facility to Dr. Coker who represented Governor Dapo Abiodun in the handing-over ceremony.
“Covid-19 is a global issue, it is a massive health challenge to the nations of the World and has affected lots of things,” Bilesanmi was quoted as saying by Business Day.
“So, as responsible private organizations, we thought it’s necessary to support the Federal Government and respective State Governments in the country for the fight against Covid-19.
“What we are doing is supporting their efforts and jointly fight this cause. We have spent hundreds of millions and we are doing it across all the States of the Federation, including States that don’t have Covid-19 cases.
“It’s a multiple-pronged approach; we help bridge the gap of the health infrastructure we have in the country, which to a large extent, Covid-19 has exposed and we need to up our game as a nation in terms of health infrastructure.
“There is no money that can replace life, whatever it is that is available to us, we are willing and ready to spend and deploy it to ensure we save as many lives as possible”
Since the announcement of its index coronavirus case on February 27, has confirmed 134 cases of the virus with 59 recovered patients discharged while 70 are still on admission and five fatalities registered.