The Federal Government has mentioned colleges and inns will probably be used as isolation centres, within the occasion of overflow of COVID-19 sufferers.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, acknowledged this through the Presidential Task Force media briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday.
As at Thursday night, Nigeria has a complete of 8,733 confirmed coronavirus circumstances, with the quantity growing by tons of day-after-day.
Lagos State as an example, has the very best quantity within the nation, with 4,012 sufferers.
Ehanire expressed optimism that the scenario in Nigeria wouldn’t “expertise horrific scenes of mattress area shortages seen in some European hospitals.”
According to him, there are over 112 therapy and isolation centres in 35 states and Abuja. However, not all states have as much as a minimum of 300 beds prescribed for isolation and therapy.
“In occasion of overflow, we will require inns and faculty dormitories to be ready for stage 1 (Quarantine) and stage 2 Isolation (of COVID-19 constructive with zero or delicate signs), to free hospital beds to be devoted to stage 3, (average to extreme circumstances) and stage 4, (excessive dependency and Intensive care unit).
“I due to this fact, name on activists and philanthropists to work with state governments in concerted steps to scale up non-pharmaceutical measures and beef up infrastructural belongings for isolation and therapy of their states,” Ehanire mentioned.