By Amaka Obi
In the face of the pandemic that ravages the world, countries and states are constantly looking for ways to help manage the virus spread. In light of this, the Lagos state governor, Sanwo-Olu has just launched a 118-bed isolation and treatment center.
Lagos state currently has over 1000 confirmed case of COVID 19 and as reported by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control Chairman Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu Lagos state was running in shortage of beds.
“Across the country, we have about 3,500 bed spaces identified and available for COVID-19. But in Lagos, we are already struggling. We are going to work with that to keep trying and making more spaces available but ultimately we might have to change our strategy a little bit, considering home care in certain circumstances where the person is able to provide a room where he or she can be managed sufficiently and secondly we are able to support the care by enabling health workers to come to the house,” the DG said
The governor who commissioned the new center stated that it is a move in the correct direction as the country battles with the COVID 19 pandemic. The isolation center is located in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos state