Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu today 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.

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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.

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