THE CATHOLIC BISHOP CONFERENCE DONATES ALL ITS 425 HOSPITALS AND CLINICS ACROSS NIGERIA AS ISOLATION CENTRES
The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria has donated all its 425 hospitals and clinics across Nigeria as isolation centres.
The secretary to the government of the Federation Boss Mustapha disclosed this at the presidential task force briefing on Monday, May 11.
“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres,” he said.
“Governors are encouraged to please approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access these facilities.”
The Director-General of Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu had earlier said its agency is struggling for bed spaces to treat COVID-19 patients and might resort to treating patients at home.
Boss Mustapha also said the Nigeria Institute of Architects has pledged the pro bono services of their members to modify, design and supervise all COVID-19 related projects nationwide.