As the battle to rid COVID 19 from the state and nation intensifies, the state has completed another 20 bed Isolation Centre and Laboratory in Okitipupa.
The state has been worried on rising cases of the dreaded virus in the part few weeks and had expressed its preparedness to tackle the disease head on.
Chairman, Ondo State Interministerial Committee on Coronavirus (COVID-19), Professor Adesegun Fatusi, while on an assessment of the centre, disclosed that the facility was ready for use for the treatment of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Fatusi, who doubles as the Vice-Chancellor , University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, explained that the centre was part of measures put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 second wave infection in the state.
Represented by the Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Toyin Adeyalo-Ogundare, the committee chairman said “the centre has a 20-bed unit, a laboratory and other facilities needed for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the Southern Senatorial District of the state. We are also calling for the peoples’ cooperation to overcome any second wave of the virus.”
He emphasised strict observance of the COVID-19 protocols, especially frequent hand washing and the use of face mask.
Dr Akintunde Ogunfeyinmi, Chief Medical Director, Specialist Hospital, Okitipupa, said the centre is ready, with personnel and equipment in place to serve the people.