Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state.

Kelvin Peter, Warri

The Chief Medical Director of Central Hospital Warri, Dr. Paul Okubor, has said that the hospital’s isolation centre for the treatment of Coronavirus patients is ready.

Dr. Okubor disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Warri, the Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was gathered that the treatment centre could take 14 patients.

The chief doctor also stated that the hospital had all the basic requirements needed to treat any infected persons. The caregivers had been properly trained to attend to any patients.

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According to him, “The treatment centre in Warri Central Hospital, is up running and we are ready to receive patients. The centre can take up to 14 patients.

“We have all the basic equipment needed to treat anybody that comes.

“Ourvarious caregivers have received adequate training and are ready to take any patient.

”We are afraid of the attitude of some individuals who still doubt the existence of COVID-19 pandemic.

“Such persons are likely the ones flouting the directives of the lockdown order by the state government thereby endangering their lives and that of others.

“Some people still feel that COVID-19 is a scam, it is very unfortunate.

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“I want to appeal to those still doubting, that it is extremely dangerous for them to continue to doubt.

“If you are still doubting, it means you have not taken the necessary precautions to protect yourselves against the pandemic.

“Gov. Okowa has done so well, we have four treatment centres in Delta with well trained personnel.

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“He has also tried to contain the spread of the pandemic through the stay-at-home order and ensure that the people are safe.

“We all have to be alert and for us to stay at alert, we need to take all the necessary precautions.

“You also have to abide by the rules and regulations in the hospital, wear your face mask, especially with regards to COVID-19, it is very important.”

“Maintain social distance and if you must cough, cough into you elbow, wash your hands regularly with soap and running water or use hand sanitiser.”

“The facilities to test everybody was not available in the hospital at the moment.

“Those who have the need to be tested, especially those who have significant contact with Covid-19 patients will be tested.

“It is not everybody that is being tested for now,” he said.