23 Mar 2020 Coronavirus: Oyo State Gov. Seyi Makinde Visited Agbami….
On the 23rd of March, 2020, Gov. Seyi Makinde visited Agbami Isolation Centre at Jericho chest Hospital to inspect the facility. During the visit, he stated that since the identification of the Ekiti case on the 18th of March 2020, the Oyo State Government has ramped up its preparation for any possible outbreak of the pandemic. The Governor added that the State Government is collaborating with the College Of Medicine to set up two (2) Diagnostic centres at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, which will begin operations by the end of the week after validation from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He made it known that as a result of the newly designated Isolation Centre at Olodo which can accommodate one hundred (100) Isolation bed, the five (5) already established isolation centres have been reduced to three (3) which are: Four-bed Isolation Centre at Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho. Ten-bed Isolation Centre at Jericho Chest Hospital, Ibadan. And four-bed Isolation Centre at University College Hospital, (UCH) Ibadan. The Governor added that the Emergency Operating Centres has commenced 24-hours operations.