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Catholic bishops donate over 400 hospitals for COVID-19 treatment centres

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THE Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered over 400 health facilities across the nation to now be used as COVID-19 isolation centres.

  Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the presidential task force briefing today.

  According to Mustapha, the facilities can now be used by the government to tackle the issue of no bed spaces currently been experienced in various isolation centres across the country.

  “We have received reports from the states, which suggests that the treatment centres are running out of bed spaces. As we assess the situation, the PTF shall also begin to examine our peculiar circumstances, modify the strategies for care management, and consider viable alternatives, where necessary. At the appropriate time, the guidelines and protocols shall be unfolded,” he said.

  Mustapha, however, noted that efforts are being intensified to increase the number of treatment centres in the country.

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