The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has inaugurated a new 70-bed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Isolation and Treatment Centre located within the premises of Landmark Exhibition Centre in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
As part of efforts to further help the fight against Covid-19, Mr Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday commissioned the isolation centre to provide additional capacity for treatment, including intensive care facilities.
10 beds out of the 70 beds are dedicated to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which is equipped with 4 ventilators.
While speaking at the event Governor Sanwo-Olu, disclosed that the project is a Public and Private Partnership (PPP) Initiative Project with the Young President Organization (YPO), Lagos chapter.
He said the facility signifies a working and fruitful collaboration between the public and the private sector.
The governor maintained that the facility was a clear demonstration and commitment of his administration to an all-inclusive system of governance.
“What we have seen here today is another demonstration of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) collaboration between the State government and a Consortium; the Young President Organisation which is peopled by crop of professionals from different fields coming together to fund this laudable project,” he said.
While commending YPO for the project, Mr Sanwo-Olu said the facility had been taken over by the state government but would be operated by the government in collaboration with the organisation.
He expressed satisfaction at the level of preparedness of the medical professionals that would operate the facility, stressing that it was ready to commence patient admission.
The governor explained that trained medical personnel are fully prepared to start receiving emergency cases.
Earlier, the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyo Onigbanjo, coordinated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the operation and management of the facility.
It was signed between the Lagos State Government represented by the Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, and representative of YPO, Tatiana Mousalli.
80 clinical and non-clinical staff, including doctors, nurses and intensive care professionals, who had undergone training on Infection Prevention and Control, as well as COVID-19 case management, would operate the facility.
The facility is fitted with monitors, respirators, mobile x-ray, ultrasound and oxygen piping.
Recently Lagos Panorama reported that the Lagos state Government partnered with GTBank to flagged of a 110-bed isolation facility at Onikan and another 100-bed capacity centre at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba.