Delta State Government has increased its capacity to handle more cases of COVID-19 with the inauguration of a new 100-bed Isolation Centre in the state.
Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, stated this at the inauguration of the facility located at National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp at Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
He said the feat was achieved through a partnership between the state government, the private sector coalition on COVID-19 (CACOVID) and NYSC.
Ebie added that the establishment of the isolation centre was sequel to the directive by the Federal Government to the NYSC to make available some of its facilities nationwide for the treatment and management of COVID-19.
He said Delta was being proactive by not waiting for cases to rise beyond limits before increasing capacity to handle them.
The SSG thanked the private sector donors for their assistance and support in the fight against the pandemic and called for more support to win the battle.
He pointed out that the state government renovated the facility, while CACOVID provided the equipment for the isolation Centre.
In his remark, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, said with the inauguration of the facility, the state’s capacity to deal with the pandemic had been greatly enhanced.
Also speaking, the representative of CACOVID and Zonal Manager of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Lucky Ighade, thanked the state government for the effective handling of the COVID-19, assuring that more support would be given in the nearest future.
Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu and his Youth Development counterpart, Mr Ifeanyi Egwunyenga witnessed the ceremony.