Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu On Monday commissioned the Permanent Sample Collection Triage and Oxygen Therapy Centre in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state designed to manage severe #COVID19 cases.
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the facility was a testament to the commitment of government to ramp up capacity to respond to the pandemic and save lives.
The facility, which is located within the premises of the Eti-Osa Maternal and Child Care Centre, is one of 10 others strategically located in 10 Local Government Areas of the State with high burden of #COVID19 cases.
Speaking during the official launch of the facility, Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the need to better manage severe-to-critical COVID19 cases spurred the State Government to build and deploy the oxygen therapy centres in 10 high burden Local Government Areas.
He noted that with the construction and decentralization of the Centres, citizens requiring oxygen therapy would not have to travel a distance to Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital to access care.
He said other Permanent Triage and Oxygen Therapy Centres located in Alimosho, Isolo, Surulere, Gbagada, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ibeju-Lekki, Apapa, Mushin and Amuwo-Odofin areas of the State are almost completed and would be activated in two weeks.