COVID-19: Ogun Opens Oxygen Therapy Centre


The Ogun State government has opened an Oxygen Therapy Centre to avoid scarcity of the life-saving consumable.

The centre, located within the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Iberekodo, Abeokuta consists of 20 beds of high dependency capacity.

The Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, in her address, said the centre would ensure that the state does not run out of oxygen like some states are experiencing at the moment.

“We are responding appropriately to contain and curtail this second wave,” she said.

“The Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Isolation Centre is at 90 per cent capacity right now which means that people have to take cognizance of being responsible for their own health,” she added.

The commissioner, however, pointed out that Ogun has tested over 50,000 residents which is the 1 per cent of its population as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“Ogun is one of the leading states in the number of tests carried out.  We’ve actually hit one person of our population which is the stipulated number prescribed by NCDC for all states.

“We have tested over 50,000 residents of Ogun State given that our population is about 5.8 million. We are now heading to 2 per cent. Out of the over 50,000 tested, we have about 2,500 positive cases,” she stated.


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