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COVID-19: Lagos State Inaugurates Oxygen Therapy Centre

Written by Yusuf Zubairu

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a Permanent Triage and Oxygen Therapy Centre in Eti-Osa Local Government Area to provide swift emergency oxygen therapy to residents who may need it.

The centre is one of 10 others strategically located in 10 local government areas of the State with high burden of coronavirus cases.

Performing the ceremony, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the need to manage severe-to-critical COVID-19 cases spurred his administration to build and deploy the oxygen therapy centres in 10 high burden local government areas.

Represented by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that with the construction and decentralization of the Centres, residents requiring oxygen therapy would not have to travel a distance to access care as they could get treatment and care in their locality.

He said other Permanent Triage and Oxygen Therapy Centres, located in Alimosho, Isolo, Surulere, Gbagada, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ibeju-Lekki, Apapa, Mushin and Amuwo-Odofin areas of the State were almost completed and would be activated in two weeks time.