N1.2 Billion COVID-19 Isolation Centre In Lagos Shut Down
After three months of operation, the 89-bed Young President Organisation (YPO), isolation unit set up for free COVID-19 treatment in the Eti-Osa local government area, is closing.
The organization said this in a statement signed by its Board. According to the IPO, more than 310 patients, regardless of nationality and from different walks of life, were treated in the Eti-Osa isolation unit. Patients receive equal attention in terms of the excellent service and care that was and remains provided at the center as it closes.
‘‘The Lagos Chapter of Young President Organisation (YPO) with permission of the Lagos State Government on March 31 set up the isolation Etio-Osa LGA to support the community. The centre was handed over to the Lagos State Government to be integrated into the statewide response to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. However, n July 31, the center will end its operations in line with the agreement signed with the Lagos State Government.
‘‘The N1.2 billion emergency treatment and isolation centre in Eti-Osa catered to moderately to severely sick patients, with an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), High dependency Unit (HDU) and a general ward. The centre is equipped with 6 ventilators, monitors, respirators, mobile X-ray, ultrasound and oxygen piping as well as all other auxiliary medical and non-medical facilities.
‘‘As the centre closes its doors in about two weeks, the YPO will donate state of the art medical equipment to Lagos State in order to contribute to the development of the health care system in the state now and for many years to come.
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The facility is staffed with 97 clinical staff such as medical directors, doctors, intensivists, nurses, radiologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, laboratory operators, bio medical engineers and 45 operational staff such as housekeepers, hygienists and support staff.
‘‘Each of the 142 staff has undergone constant and regular training since the beginning of the center’s operations in order to improve quality and build a sophisticated health care ecosystem at the Eti Osa Isolation Center.