NCDC Struggles with limited bedspaces in Lagos Isolation centres


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said it is currently “struggling” for bed spaces for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Lagos state, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus in Nigeria.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of Centre, said that efforts were being made to change strategy so the inadequate bed spaces does not affect the fight against coronavirus

He said: “Lagos is the only place where we are struggling with bed spaces for now. We will always tells Nigerians the truth. We are struggling with bed spaces in Lagos for now.”

The isolation centres in Lagos are at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba; Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, and at Onikan Stadium.

So far 947 confirmed COVID-19 cases are in Lagos and 187 of these patients have been discharged after full recovery from the disease.

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