The CBCN (Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria) has offered 425 health centers to be used as isolation centers for covid-19
The Secretary to the government of the federation, Mustapha, disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 briefing on Monday that state governments can now take advantage of these facilities donated by the catholic church.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that no state in the country has enough bed space for covid-19 patients, but with these donations made by the catholic bishops in Nigeria, it will definitely add in the committee’s support for the state governments.
Mustapha also encouraged Governors to approach catholic bishops in their states to access these facilities.
“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres,”
“Governors are encouraged to please approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access these facilities.
“As a further cost-effective measure, I also wish to remind subnational authorities that the Nigeria Institute of Architects has pledged the pro bono services of their members to modify, design and supervise all COVID-19 related projects nationwide. Again, we urge that this offer be taken up speedily.”
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI