COVID-19: Eti-Osa Isolation Centre Set For Closure
Despite the continuous rise in the recorded number of coronavirus pandemic in Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole, the Eti-Osa Isolation centre will be closed down by 31 July, 2020, the Lagos Chapter of the Young President Organisation (YPO) has said.
The decision to closed down the isolation centre according to the YPO is inaccordance to the agreement signed with the Lagos State Government and was contained in a statement titled ‘Eti Osa isolation centre’, which was issued by the organisation on Sunday.
The statement read that the centre, commissioned on April 22 and integrated into the statewide response centre for the COVID – 19 pandemic would close at the end of the month.
The YPO however said it would donate medical equipment to the Lagos State governments as part of its effort to continue its contribution to development of healthcare system in the state.
The organisation said the 86 -bed emergency treatment and isolation centre in Eti -Osa had treated over 310 patients .
“The YPO is very proud to have contributed to the continuous capacity building of healthcare workers and extremely grateful to the team of doctors , nurses and facility personnel that worked tirelessly every day and night to make sure lives were saved,” the statement said.
The organisation thanked its members, corporate and individuals, who collectively donated about N1.2bn to make the centre a reality .
It also appreciated the Lagos State Government for its collaboration and expressed hope for similar collaborations with the state in the future.