By Henry Odeh
The Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has visited some isolation centres for inspection and on the spot assessment of available facilities in the state, in preparation for any unforseen emergency that may arise after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 otherwise called Coronavirus.
The governor stated that although the state has recorded only one confirmed case of the virus but added that the state government is not taking any chances in its preparedness towards any unforseen eventuality.
Governor Makinde who made this disclosure while inspecting one of the isolation centres located at Jericho in Ibadan expressed his confidence in the measures put in place by the state government to curb spread of the virus.
He acknowledged that the Jericho isolation centre alone has ten beds (five male beds and five female beds) adding that the state government is working on increasing the beds to at least 100 (one hundreds across other isolation centres in the state which include Olodo, UCH, Odogbo and LAUTECH.
Governor Makinde stated that the current total number of available beds across the state is 20 (twenty) with UCH isolation centre having five, and LAUTECH isolation centre having five in addition with the 10 beds at Jericho isolation centre.
The governor assured that the state government will work towards increasing the total number of beds across all five isolation centres in the state.
He however reiterated his commitment towards ensuring an Oyo state that is disease free stressing that the state government will do all within its powers to secure its people from spread of the virus.