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COVID-19: Nigerian govt reveals number of isolation centres, beds in 36 states, FCT


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Nigeria has a total of 112 treatment and isolation centres with 5,324 beds as part of the country’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State for Health, disclosed this on Wednesday, during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 daily press briefing in Abuja.

Mamora said: “Presently, we have 112 treatment and isolation centres with 5,324 beds in all the 36 States including the FCT.

“Only 5 states including the FCT have at least 300 beds as prescribed for treatment and isolation, twenty-one states have less than 100 bed spaces.

“There is an urgent need to expand our treatment centres across the country as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases daily.

He added: “We have commenced development of sector specific advisories on re-opening.

“Training of health workers on case management is ongoing in more States.

“We have also received a few proposals for local remedies for COVID-19 and these have been forwarded to the relevant agencies for evaluation.

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“For preparation to be approved for use in Nigeria, it must be subjected to toxicological, safety, and efficacy tests as well as clinical trials.”

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is 8,344, according to NCDC.


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