31 October 2020 by Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration says the Idu COVID-19 treatment and Isolation centre is still operational.
Acting Secretary of the FCTA Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Mohammed Kawu who disclosed this in Abuja , revealed that the online report dated October 30th, that the Center was under closure was false.
He said while it is true that the FCTA closed down some isolation centres following a reduction in the number of hospitalised patients, Idu centre is still functional and receiving patients.
“ …the Idu Isolation centre which is a 500-bed facility is still open and managing COVID 19 patients, two isolation centres only closed down, the Asokoro and Karu General Hospitals which were earlier converted to isolation centres but have now been returned to their original use”.
Dr Kawu noted that the FCT Administration has no intention to close down the Idu centre for now until all necessary parameters have been put in place, adding that COVID 19 is still prevalent and we cannot take chances.
Dr. Kawu who noted that there has been a significant drop in the number of people coming down with the disease in the FCT, however, appealed to residents to continue with the observation of preventive measures in line with best global practices.