The Federal Capital Territory Administration has shut down the isolation centres at Asokoro and Karu general hospitals, even as the Idu centre remain operational for the management of coronavirus patients.
The Acting Secretary of the FCTA Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, who was reacting to news making the round that the Idu centre has been shut down also, said that it is only the two centres that have been shut down following a reduction in the number of hospitalized.
“We only closed down two isolation centres, the Asokoro and Karu general hospitals which were earlier converted to isolation centres but have now been returned to their original use”.
“But the Idu Isolation centre which is a 500-bed facility is still opened and managing COVID 19 patients.”
He said that the FCT Administration has no intention to close down the Idu centre for now until all necessary parameters have been put in place, adding that COVID 19 is still prevalent and we cannot take chances.
Dr. Kawu said that there has been a significant drop in the number of people coming down with the disease in the FCT, even as he appealed to residents to continue with the observation of the non-pharmacological preventive measures of washing of hands with soap and water or hand sanitizers, wearing of face mask, physical/social distancing and avoiding large gatherings.