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Edo commissions 30-bed isolation facility

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City and Njadvara Musa, Damaturu
26 April 2020   |   3:08 am
Edo State government, yesterday, commissioned a 30-bed isolation centre at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin City, as it ramps up efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

• NEDC Provides Ambulances, Hospital Beds For Yobe Isolation Centres  
Edo State government, yesterday, commissioned a 30-bed isolation centre at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin City, as it ramps up efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

The state’s Deputy Governor and Chairman, Technical Sub-committee on COVID-19 Response, Philip Shaibu, who commissioned the facility, said the centre was built in record 12 days and would serve as a major centre for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Meanwhile, the Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has donated two ambulances and 50 hospital beds to the Yobe State government for COVID-19 isolation centres in the state.

During the presentation in Damaturu, NEDC’s Executive Director, Muhammad Jawa said the donations are part of palliatives measures to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Mai Mala Buni, who was represented by his deputy, Idi Gubana, said the commission’s support had come at an appropriate time.