Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday commissioned a 70-bed #COVID19 isolation and treatment centre located within the premises of Landmark Exhibition Center in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
The 70-bed Isolation Centre which was constructed by the Young President Organization (YPO), Lagos State Chapter has a dedicated ten-bed intensive care isolation unit, four ventilators, monitors, respirators, mobile x-ray, ultrasound and oxygen.
Sanwo-Olu said the facility will provide additional capacity to support the already existing isolation facilities in the State adding that the birth of the facility signifies a working and fruitful collaboration between the public and the private sector.
He explained further that the unveiling of the facility is a clear demonstration and commitment of his administration to all-inclusive system of governance.
“What we have seen here today is another demonstration of Private Public Partnership (PPP) collaboration between the State government and a Consortium; the Young President Organization which is peopled by crop of professionals from different fields coming together to fund this laudable project”, the Governor said.
While commending YPO for the project, Sanwo-Olu said the facility has been taken over by the State government but will be operated in collaboration with the organization.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness of the medical professionals that will man the facility stressing that the facility is ready to commence patient admission.
“We have taken over this facility but it will be operated in collaboration with the private sector. I am happy with the level of preparedness I have seen. I am happy with the level of professional staff that will be operating this facility. This facility is ready to go and I am sure either today or tomorrow we will start admitting people into this facility”, Sanwo-Olu said.