Coronavirus: Catholic Church Donates All Its 425 Hospitals In Nigeria As Isolation Centres

May 12, 2020
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Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has donated all its 425 health facilities spread across the country as isolation centres for the treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was made known by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) in its daily briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday while encouraging state governors to approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access the facilities.

The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said the recent donations would add as support for the state governments.

“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres,” he said.

“Governors are encouraged to please approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access these facilities.

“​As a further cost-effective measure, I also wish to remind subnational authorities that the Nigeria Institute of Architects has pledged the pro bono services of their members to modify, design and supervise all COVID-19 related projects nationwide. Again, we urge that this offer be taken up speedily.”

This is coming after Nigerian Government said it needs all the bed spaces it can get as it strives to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

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