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COVID-19: Delta enhances capacity with additional 100-bed facility

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Delta Government,Wednesday, announced  that it had increased its capacity to handle more cases of COVID-19 with the inauguration of a new 100-bed Isolation Centre in the state, Blackboxnigeria learnt.

Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, stated this during the inauguration of the facility located at National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp at Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.

He said that the feat was achieved through a partnership between the state government, the private sector coalition on COVID-19 (CACOVID) and NYSC.

Ebie added that the establishment of the isolation centre was sequel to the directive by the Federal Government to NYSC to make available some of its facilities nationwide for the treatment and management of COVID-19.

He said that Delta was being proactive by not waiting for cases to rise beyond limits before increasing capacity to handle more cases, while remarking that the state government renovated the facility while CACOVID provided the equipment for the isolation Centre.

“We are indeed delighted that the state government has increased our capacity in terms of providing isolation and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

“This is a 100-bed isolation unit, fully equipped with mobile X-ray and mobile ultrasound and every facility required to handle patients that will be treated here even though it was initially designed to be a holding centre.” he said.

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