27 December 2020 By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration says it may have no option but to reopen all closed COVID-19 isolation and treatment centres, if there is upsurge in number of confirmed cases in the Territory.
The FCTA Permanent Secretary Adesola Olusade, gave the indication with newsmen, during an inspection of the three operational COVID-19 Centres in FCT.
The FCTA Permanent Secretary explained that at one time, there were no longer patients at the Idu Centre and others shutdown, but with the resurgence of second wave of COVID-19, the Government had to Reopen the Idu center to be fully operational.
Adesola further stated that about 42 patients are on admission at Gwagwalada treatment centre, 46 patients at the ThisDay Dome, and zero case at the Idu Centre at the moment.
” Ordinarily, we would not have wanted to reopen them, but if there is upsurge, we will be compelled to reopen them (all the COVID-19 Centres).
He however noted that a lot of Nigerian health professionals have acquired a lot of experience, and expertise in the management of COVID-19.
The Permanent Secretary while pointing out that COVID-19 is no respecter of any person, encouraged residents to be more responsible.