The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has bequeathed all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19 treatment.
The Secretary General of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha affirmed this at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) committee on Coronavirus. He mentioned that state governments can now take advantage of the facilities.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had lamented on insufficient bed spaces for COVID-19 patients but given this development however, the SGF 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.”
Kudos to the Catholic Mission.