Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday disclosed that his government plans to construct a purpose built International Infectious Disease Research Centre at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba as part of Lagos COVID19 response and other infectious disease preparedness in post COVID19 era.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at the official launch of the 150-bed Mainland Infectious Disease Isolation Centre donated by Private Sector Coalition Against COVID19 (CACOVID) to Lagos State for COVID19 response.
The governor said the State government would also erect a purpose built Doctors’ Quarters and permanent isolation wards to ramp up capacity for any infectious disease outbreak in Lagos as part of the global master plan for the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.
He said: “Our Infectious Disease hospital is seeing a lot of brand new things coming up and we have committed that this hospital post COVID19 would see a purpose built international infectious disease research center; the designs are out already. (Nation)