Governor Kayode Fayemi, of Ekiti state has yesterday announced the readiness of State’s Covid-19 testing centre, while assuring that testing for coronavirus would commence at the centre before the end of the week.
This, Fayemi disclosed during an on-the-spot assessment of facilities at the expanded Infectious Disease Unit at the Oba Adejugbe General Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
He said “This week, we will be formally launching our testing centre at the teaching hospital. So, I’m confirming it to you,”
He said the testing centre would enable the state test as many people as possible, while adding that the move is parts of efforts by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.
He said the expansion of the State’s isolation centre to a 100 -bed capacity is a proactive step to prepare against a possible surge in the number of patients.
The development, according to him, had justified the government’s plan to expand the centre to a 100-bed capacity.
Governor Fayemi said: “We are expanding our infectious disease hospital bed space, as you know we have just ten-bed space in the one we are using now but there is an increase and we have to prepare for the worst while we hope for the best.
“We want a reduction in the number of Covid-19 positive patients in the State, but right now, we have about ten active cases, that means all our beds there are fully occupied. So, we have had to then expand to a hundred- bed space. So, if we have any additional patients, we are prepared for them