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Group to close Eti-Osa isolation centre in two weeks

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The Young President Organisation (YPO), Lagos State chapter, has announced plans to shut down its isolation centre at Eti-Osa Local Government area by July 31 and hand over its medical equipment to the state government as its contribution to the development of healthcare in the state.

The body had, on March 31, approached the state government to set up a free public COVID-19 treatment and isolation centre. The facility was opened at Landmark Village on April 22 for it to be integrated into the statewide response for the COVID-19 pandemic, but on July 31, after three months of operations, the Eti-Osa Isolation Centre will cease its activities in line with the agreement signed with the state government.

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This was disclosed in a statement by YPO, which stated that the centre’s sole purpose was to improve the capacity of the state to fight COVID-19 and thus save lives during the critical early stage of the pandemic.

“The 86-bed emergency treatment and isolation centre in Eti-Osa, equipped with six ventilators, monitors, respirators, mobile X-ray, ultrasound and oxygen piping, catered for moderately to severely sick patients, with an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), High Dependency Unit (HDU) and a general ward.

“The facility is manned by 97 clinical staff and 45 operational staff while the centre has treated over 310 patients. A very special appreciation goes out to all the YPO members, spouses and our corporate and individual donors who collectively donated about N1.2 billion to make this centre a reality, which for the most part went into purchasing high end diagnostic, treatment and monitoring equipment that will be handed over to Lagos State to continue the good fight against this pandemic,” the group said.

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