The Coronavirus confirmed cases are increasing, fast.
According to the trajectory, over 20,000 people are expected to test positive in Africa. A lot more than this number would be exposed and would require isolation.
Guaranty Trust Bank conceived and built an isolation facility that models excellence. It took the bank five days to put up the hospital facility which the Governor of Lagos state describes as ‘world-class’. The facility is sited on the main bowl of the Mobolaji Olufunsho Johnson Stadium in Onikan
It is a 110-bed isolation facility on Lagos Island, where confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State can be managed and treated.
Lagos State Governor statement shows how important this facility is at this time.
“I am very excited to take possession of this 110-bed isolation facility which the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank have put together. In our assessment, it is a world-class facility that has been achieved within a week. Contractors at multilevel worked tirelessly to put up the structure. This is a reflection of a strong can-do spirit of Nigerians, especially the brand called GTBank. I am happy that the GTBank saw the need for this collaboration. We are going through trying times globally, which is occasioned by an unprecedented level of a pandemic. What we are doing in Lagos is that we are building excess capacity in the event that we witness a spike in cases of COVID-19 infection.”
THE LAGOS STATE ISOLATION CENTRE, ONIKAN
The Lagos state isolation centre is expected to provide excellent care for all confirmed cases who eventually would require medical attention.
A step into the facility reveals that it is a massive open ward system, that would take in a minimum of 110 patients at this first instance.
Now, walk with me as I take you through the Lagos State Isolation Centre Onikan.
The facility is a T-shaped structure that has been designed to ensure prompt medical care while on the facility.
The open ward facility has 110 beds and an accompanying side-cupboard to contain the patient’s personal belongings.
The linens and pillows are what would be seen in any other hospital.