THE PICTURES OF LAGOS STATE ISOLATION CENTRE.
An empty isolation centre in Lagos.
Giving update on the number of isolation centres in the state during the briefing, the commissioner listed the various isolation centres currently in the state and their bed capacities.
“Gbagada General Hospital – 118, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi- Araba – 60, Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba – 115, Onikan Stadium Center – 100, Landmark Center – 70, Lekki Center – 45, Agidingbi Center – 34 and First Cardiology – 5 (Critical care)”, Abayomi said.
The commissioner expressed concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state, revealing that total number of confirmed cases in the state might increase to 120,000 between July and August.
According to him, the virus is expected to reach its peak in the state at that time.
As part of measures to boost treatment capacity in the state, the commissioner had earlier announced that the state government would be converting some hotels to isolation centres for the treatment of COVID-19 patients as the number of cases increases.
“Our numbers are rising as expected. We have found a strategy that has maximum impact in the public health space. We are robust enough to fight this infection.
“We are still under the containment stage — that is, to admit all patients who are COVID-19-positive [in order] to reduce the spread of the virus in communities.
“That is our strategy. But as our diagnosis rises because we are testing more and spread increases in the community, we are opening up more isolation centres.
“We are now looking at converting hotels into isolation centres. We are looking at four hotels that we are trying to convert to isolation centres”, Abayomi had said.
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