Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello on Wednesday inspected a five-story building that can serve as an isolation and treatment facility for COVID-19 patients in Abuja, should the need arise.
The building, located at the Idu area of the FCT is a new training facility that can be modified to suit the purposes of a treatment and isolation center as required by the health authorities.
Mallam Bello, who was accompanied by senior officials of the FCTA, said that the building could be ideal as an isolation and treatment facility.
Mallam Bello acknowledged that, “the most critical thing is that this place has a lot of space. We are talking of five floors.
“I don’t think the whole of Abuja will have a hospital facility that can accommodate up to five floors. More importantly, there is power here constantly, and there is adequate water supply.
He however said that the relevant health authorities will further inspect the facility to determine its suitability.
The Minister expects, the officials of the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and of course our public health officials to check and declared this place fit for use as treatment and isolation center.
Malam Bello, in his press briefing on the preparedness of the FCT for the Coronavirus said that while the FCT Administration was making concerted efforts to curtail the spread of the virus in the FCT, multiple health centres were being prepared in case there was an escalation in the number of patients.