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Revealed: Why Ogun Shut Down Four COVID-19 Isolation Centres

Posted by Samuel on Fri 04th Sep, 2020 - tori.ng

The COVID-19 Incident Manager in the state, Dr Kayode Soyinka, made this known recently while giving an update at a media roundtable.

Governor Dapo Abiodun

According to The PUNCH, the Ogun State Government says it shut down four out of its six isolation centres for COVID-19 patients because it had only 18 patients on admission.

The government said it decided to close the four centres while it continued to operate the COVID-19 isolation and treatment centres at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu; and the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.

The COVID-19 Incident Manager in the state, Dr Kayode Soyinka, made this known recently while giving an update at a media roundtable organised by state Primary Health Care Development Board and the Society for Family Health in Abeokuta, the state capital.

He revealed that no fewer than 118 COVID-19 patients in the state are currently receiving treatment at their homes.

Soyinka, who is also the Director of Public Health at the state Health Ministry, said the state had tested 7,564 suspected cases, recorded 1,646 positive infections as well as 1,489 recoveries and 26 fatalities.

He said, “As at today, 118 patients are being managed at their homes. 16 admitted at OOUTH and two at FMC isolation centres.”



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