CATHOLIC BISHOP CONFERENCE OF NIGERIA OFFERS 425 HEALTH FACILITIES ACROSS ISOLATION CENTRES FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS
Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) donates 425 health facilities across all isolation centres for COVID-19 patients in Nigeria.
Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said this at the daily COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, on Monday.The federal government showed concern over the lack of bed spaces to accommodate all suspected and infected COVID-19 patients.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded 641 cases of coronavirus. These includes recovered 902 patients who have been discharged, as well as 150 deaths.
Due to the increasing number of cases, the government is considering the option of home-care treatment as some states are running out of bed spaces.
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Mr Mustapha Monday, however, said state governments can now take advantage of the donated facilities to treat patients.
“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres.“Governors are encouraged to please approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access these facilities,”
he also added;
“Tomorrow, we hope to commission the Thisday Dome treatment and isolation facility. It will add a total of 270 beds to our isolation capacity in Abuja.
“This is a private sector-driven initiative and we commend the efforts of this Thisday, NNPC, Sahara Energy Group, CCECC and all the partners involved in this enterprise.”