Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Tuesday, commissioned a 60-bed isolation centre for Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients.
Prof. Chris Bode, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH made this known while briefing newsmen shortly after the Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire and the Presidential Task Force for the Control of the Coronavirus inspected the facility
Bode said that the minister, the presidential committee, Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi came to see LUTH’s preparedness and readiness to admit patients.
“It is better for us to rise up to the occasion.
“With the help and assistance of the minister and Lagos government, we have been able to put together a block of four wards containing 60 beds altogether with enough personal protective equipment and all that we need”.
Bode said that admission would still be done through the pyramid structure and the hospital would be operating under the command of Lagos State government.
“We have a squad of 120 members of staff, all warriors to combat this condition in LUTH.
” They have all been trained and are experts,” he said.
He said that the hospital was expecting COVID-19 patients who were ill enough to warrant admission.
Bode said that the hospital has specialists for tougher cases and the isolation center had been cornered off.
He said that there are corridors and pathways for patients that have no business with the isolation centre.
He said that different ways had been mapped out to circumvent movement.
“We do not want anyone to contact what they did not bring to the hospital.
“We are ready and have informed all our staff that non covid-19 patients has no business around the isolation ward” he said.
The CMD said that the hospital has always collaborated with the state government in epidemic periods like the Ebola, Lassa fever, Yellow fever, Monkey pox.
He said that the hospital infectious disease specialists, are working with IDH, Yaba to treat patients in Nigeria. (NAN)