Enugu State Government has designated the State’s multi-billion naira diagnostic centre as an isolation facility for coronavirus patients.
National light reports that diagnostic centre, a 200-bed facility will work simultaneously with four other isolation centres in the State.
The permanent secretary, State Ministry of health and coordinator of the State’s multi-sectoral COVID-19 Rapid Response Committee, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi disclosed this during the touring of the isolation centres and handing over of the diagnostic centre by the State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The government team proceeded to Nsukka Local Government Area where another isolates centre, which has been put in place was formally handed over to the State’s COVID-19 team.
The other two isolation centres in the State are located at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, and the Colliery Hospital, Enugu.
Agujiobi said “the government has put in place facilities to combat coronavirus in case of any upsurge in the State.”
The former colliery hospital,is under going extensive rehabilitation and reconstruction to expand the State capacity for Coronavirus Disease Isolation and Treatment
He stated that the State Government will not rest on its oars in containing this ravaging Public Health challenge and appeals for maximum cooperation and understanding of all residents in the State at this critical time.
The perm secretary said that the State Government is collaborating with all Local Government Council Chairmen to identify and designate Isolation and Treatment Centres in their respective Local Government Areas to ensure their preparedness in the event of possible spike in the Coronavirus Disease burden within the state.
The Governor in the accompany of Security Chiefs -Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Garrison Commander 82 Division Nigerian Army, Director, Department of State Services, Enugu State, Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Enugu State and Enugu State Chief Fire Officer visited the centres