Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has announced that the state government is set to add another 214-Bed spaces across the isolation centres in the state.
Governor Makinde disclosed this yesterday at exactly 11.03pm via his verified Twitter handle @seyimakinde. According to the tweet, “We are working to increase the capacity of our isolation centres by adding a 100-bed isolation centre in Saki, 40-bed isolation centre in Ogbomoso, 40-bed isolation centre in Igboora, and another 24-bed isolation centre in Aawe near Oyo Town. We are also renovating the 10-bed isolation centre at Agbami Chest Centre, Jericho.”
The Pacesetter News understands that Oyo State Government’s move to increase the capacities of the isolation centres is in response to the lamentation by the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), who said no state in the country has enough bed spaces for COVID-19 patients.
Engr. Makinde also confirmed his administration had received N250m donation from Nigeria’s private sector leaders to combat the COVID-19 crisis in the state The governor in another tweet, said “he Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) donated N250 Million to Oyo State – N220 Million for equipment and N30 Million for renovation of our isolation centres. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is also supporting our state with N100 Million. We are grateful to CACOVID and NCDC for the support”.
Having recorded a fresh confirmed case of COVID-19 on Monday, Oyo State total confirmed cases now stand at 65. Despite the increase, Oyo State maintains its 14th position on the Nigeria COVID-19 log.