GOVERNOR Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has expressed his readiness to turn around the standard of the 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Centre in Saki, OkeOgun part of the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, says Governor Makinde gave this assurance while receiving support of medical equipment worth N220 million from the Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID), a private sector initiative supporting federal government and state governments in fight against COVID-19.
The governor, who was represented by the deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan said treatment and isolation facility in Saki, when completed, would be an improvement on the one existing in Olodo, Ibadan.
According to the statement, some of the equipment donated to the state government includes lead ECG electrode, heavy duty apron, autoclave, auto syringe pump, biohazard bag, blood warmer, centrifuge (refrigerator), defibrillators (AED) and portable ultrasound imaging.
Governor Makinde explained that the Saki Isolation Centre to be completed as soon as possible would be for both treatment and research with provisions for observatory, isolation and treatment sections.
The government while appreciating the CACOVID team for the donation assured that all the facilities would to be deployed to the Saki Isolation Centre, because of the peculiarities of the axis.
In a remark, a member of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, Prof TemitopeAlonge described all the equipment donated as appropriate for the treatment pattern being followed in the state in the fight against COVID-19.
Making the donation, the CACOVID team leader in charge of Oyo and Osun States, Dr Timothy Aroowogun, said the objective of donating the equipment was to support the state government in eliminating COVID-19, help the citizens and also help the health workers to contain the pandemic in the state.