The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has revealed plans to open another 300-bed isolation and treatment centre in Idu Community, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), for likely suspected cases of COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, while inspecting the five-storey building facility yesterday, explained that the building is a new training facility that could be modified as treatment and isolation centre, in line with the requirements of the health authorities.
Bello, who was in company by senior officials of the administration however, stated that relevant health authorities, such as the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the public health officials, would further inspect the facility to determine its suitability.
Also speaking, the acting secretary for Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS), Dr Muhammed Kawu, noted that the building was very adequate for the purpose of isolating suspected coronavirus cases in the FCT.
The director of FCT public health, Dr Josephine Okechukwu, who was part of the visit, noted that the structure was ideal and would serve the purpose of isolation and treatment centre.