FG hails Obaseki on COVID-19 response strategy – Edo State


… as Edo inaugurates 300-bed isolation centre, molecular lab* The Federal Government has applauded the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s data-driven and robust response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Edo state. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made the submission during the inauguration of the 300-bed isolation and treatment centre at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital and the third Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) molecular laboratory in the state at the Edo Specialist Hospital, both in Benin City, Edo State. With the new isolation facility, Edo State now has over 600-bed capacity holding and isolation centres spread across different health facilities in Benin, Auchi and Irrua. According to Ehanire, “I am here to access the level of preparedness of the Edo State Government in the fight against COVID-19. This is the most significant health challenge of this generation as it has affected over 213 countries.” Governor Obaseki decried the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state, nothing that the rate of community spread was alarming. He, however, stated that the state was well prepared to tackle the pandemic and protect Edo people



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