Chairman, Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, says Infectious Diseases Centre in, Ibadan will accommodate other forms of infectious diseases.

Written by on January 9, 2022

Chairman, Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, says the Infectious Diseases Centre in Olodo, Ibadan, currently being used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, will transform to accommodating other forms of infectious diseases.

Alonge made this known to Newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan.

According to him, the Infectious Centre is already being upgraded to accommodate other forms of infectious diseases.

In his remarks, the Chief Medical Director of the centre, Dr Idris Fasasi, said that 25 COVID-19 patients had been admitted and treated at the centre since the beginning of the fourth wave of the pandemic.

Fasasi said that 15 of the patients had been discharged, while 10 others were still receiving treatment at the centre.

He said most of the patients were Omicron infected, adding that they are not taking the Delta variant for granted but the Omicron was now more active in the communities.

He said that the challenges of kidney problem faced in the past by COVID-19 patients at the centre had been addressed, as the centre now has its own dialysis unit.

On how to further curb COVID-19 transmission, Fasasi admonished the general public to strictly abide with the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

 Seun Fakorede


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