Ajao Estate Isolation Centre, a 50-bed Isolation Centre along Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, Ajao Estate Lagos, initiated by Sanyukt Bharatiya Association (SABHA), an organisation of Indian community with Indo Eye Care Foundation, has reopened with the directive of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
On why the centre was reopened, SABHA said. “Following the tenure of the initial agreement, the Ajao Estate Isolation Centre located at Indo Eye Care Foundation was closed on December 1, 2020, after reviewing the status of COVID-19 at that point of time as it was found that the graph of total new cases was going down to a very low level.
“Unfortunately, the second wave of COVID-19 came up from the second week of December 2020. It is indeed good news that the Isolation Center is being re-opened from 13-01-2020, by order of His Excellency and supported by the Honorable Commissioner and Management team of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.”
Expressing gratitude to Lagos State government for its prompt action, SABHA working team and its mentors said the centre will be managed as collaboration between MOH and SABHA.
They added that the centre is fully equipped with modern medical equipment, water, electricity, lift, entertaining equipment and standby power supply.
“It was built by the efforts of the Indian community living in Nigeria (individual and corporates) to help the nation. All the medical equipment cost approximately N250 million,” they noted.
SABHA which expressed the hope that within the next six months COVID-19 will fully disappear from Nigeria and from the entire world, expressed gratitude to doctors, nurses and paramedical staff who are taking care of hospitals as COVID-19 warriors for serving all those infected patients.
It also thanked the Indo Eye Care Foundation, supporters, suppliers and consultants that worked for SABHA initiated COVID-19 Isolation cum Treatment Centre Type-II for timely completion of work for the hospital.
Source: The Nation