The Ekiti State Government,has taken the delivery of 100 bed and other medical equipment from the Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) in the fight against Coronavirus in the State.
The gesture which came barely few days after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) lamented inadequate bed spaces across Nigeria for treating COVID-19 patients in the reality of rising cases.
Receiving the medical equipment on thursday Ekiti state Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi represented by the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr (Mrs) Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, at the Adeyemo Adejugbe General Hospital in Ado Ekiti on thursday said the facilities would add to the number of treatment facilities in increasing the state’s capacity for curtailing the spread of the pandemic among its citizens.
Dr Fayemi, while assuring that the facilities would be judiciously utilized, solicited for more supports from “corporate organisations and good spirited individuals in the fight against the dreadful virus”
He disclosed that a total of 16 Covid-19 patients out of the 20 recorded cases had been discharged, after they had recovered and their test turned negative twice, leaving the State with only two active cases while the 2 deaths recorded were patients from Lagos and Kwara States.
Earlier, the representative of CACOVID, Mr Kayode Adejuyigbe said the gesture was part of the collective responsibility in the fight against Covid-19 in the State noted that the equipment were donated to support the treatment of confirmed and suspected patients in Ekiti State.
Also the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe commended the Governor and his team for taking the lead in the fight against the virus.
The items taken comprised 12 LG electrons, Auto Clave, Blood Warmer, Deflagrator, kidney dish, monitor, oxygen cylinder, oxygen concentrator, oxygen regulators and others.