Governor Obaseki reactivates coronavirus isolation, treatment centres


The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Following the second wave of the pandemic, the Edo State governor has reactivated isolation and treatment centres in the state with four molecular PCR laboratories.

The governor who state in a state broadcast in Benin said the state has also reactivated its contact tracing network to ensure the pandemic is contained.

He said the state government is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that it deploys its disease surveillance mechanism and contact tracing network across the state to handle new cases as they arise.

Obaseki noted that the state’s government’s strategy in tackling the pandemic is pronged on decreasing the incidence of the disease and reducing the death rate.

“We now have in place a robust disease surveillance system in the state with well-trained contact tracers, who can undertake active case searches; we have four PCR molecular laboratories that can undertake large numbers of tests with procedures to promptly obtain results from the laboratories.

“Our case management system is intact to provide care for confirmed cases. We also have 4 well-equipped, functional isolation centers spread across the state.”

He noted that the state government will enforce the rules relating to COVID-19 in the state, calling on the people to “take personal responsibility to protect ourselves and around us.”

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