Dr. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has announced that the new testing center is ready to take off and start testing people for Coronavirus before the week runs out.
On assessing the facilities at the expanded Infectious Disease Unit at the Oba Adejugbe General Hospital, in Ado-Ekiti, the Governor made a statement to newsmen. He said the testing center would allow the state to expand/increase their testing numbers to be able to contain the virus more quickly.
“This week, we will be formally launching our testing centre at the teaching hospital. So, I’m confirming it to you,”
Speaking on, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said the state’s isolation center only has 10 beds for now and he’s working on expanding the Ekiti state isolation center to have 100 beds. He also added that the state currently has all the beds occupied with COVID-19 patients and the result of some people is still being processed.
“We are expanding our infectious disease hospital bed space, as you know we have just ten-bed space in the one we are using now but there is an increase and we have to prepare for the worst while we hope for the best.
“We want a reduction in the number of Covid-19 positive patients in the State, but right now, we have about ten active cases, that means all our beds there are fully occupied. So, we have had to then expand to a hundred- bed space. So, if we have any additional patients, we are prepared for them.”