Professor Akin Abayomi
As Nigeria battles the second wave of the deadly coronavirus, the Lagos state government has disclosed that it will be reopening two isolation centres which were intially decommissioned.
According to the State Commissioner for Health Professor Akin Abayomi, the reopening will boost confidence in tackling cases as they arise.
“Just to be on the safe side, we are reopening two of our decommissioned facilities, that is at Ajah and Ikeja. We are also reopening Gbagada Isolation facility.
“Just to give us the confidence that, should in case we suddenly continue to see higher numbers of severe cases, we will have somewhere to manage them.”
The commissioner also revealed that the state government is working on building oxygen plants for more health facilities.
“In addition, we are making our own oxygen so we just erected the first of two plants at IDH. The second one will be at Gbagada and that plant produces oxygen on the grounds of our hospital and it can produce up to 60 cylinders a day. A very sick patients can use up to four or six cylinders in 24 hours.”